Mary Poppins Returns
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Jia creates some poignant images to convey key transitions in the characters' lives.
[Director Zhang-ke] Jia's virtuoso long takes, choreographed mise en scene, and feeling for character and behavior place him in a class by himself.
Lays bare the tao of contemporary China, like a doctor taking a pulse.
Too much is left unsaid.
A stunning study of ennui.
May be Jia's most concentrated evocation of contemporary China's spiritual malaise.
The plot meanders as aimlessly as the characters, with the trio getting in and out of minor scrapes, brushing themselves off, and moving on to the next one.
One of the better films of the 21st century.
The film just sits there, staring back at us.
Jia Zhang Ke delivers what may well be his finest work to date.
In its effort to evoke pity, Unknown Pleasures chiefly evokes agitation and frustration.
despite the distinct lack of good times and belly laughs, Unknown Pleasures is a great film.
I understand what was being done and being said, but in the end it just fails to captivate its viewer. The shots are just too long and the characters are not interesting enough for a two hour movie centered around character development. Shooting this on digital video was a nice choice, but that's about the best thing I can say about this. It was the only sense of realism that worked. The influences of this are bright as day and it's easy to conclude that they are all movies i'd rather have watched instead of this.
Meh this movie did nothing for me, I had laughed earlier on in the movie (for the wrong reasons) but other than that this movie is pretty boring. Usually I have it in my to appreciate films like this but I just found nothing to like here. Like what is the plot??? There is no plot, they seem to be heading nowhere, it just concentrated on the 3 people and their experiences which weren't that interesting. This is probably the Seinfield of movies.....without the genius. There are many long, drawn out shots that mean nothing. What was the point in having one scene go like 3 minutes and the only thing happening is one of the characters is trying to get his motorcycle up a hill. There are several scenes like this and most of them felt pointless. I found myself fast forwarding through the last minutes of the movie I couldn't stand it. The director tried to make an artsy film and it just turned out to be fartsy.
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