Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
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Undeniably important, but frustratingly boring. The film seems to attempt to make Humphrey a sympathetic character, but he's too unlikable to support. Kennedy, on the other hand, is presented as the rock-star and super-power. Even though the race was close in Wisconsin in 1960, we know how it worked out, so that's yet another reason it's difficult to appreciate.
As an added critique, the print I watched had a strikingly pretentious RD logo imposed in the bottom corner throughout the film. Get over yourself, Drew.
Nice use of depth of field. Not much to say about this. Pixar usually delivers.
This film is fascinating as a transition point between Hollywood eras. While the film is mostly Douglas', one can detect a tension in Kubrick's directing between the formalities of the old studio system and the developing new cinema.
You can tell that there was a story here that Bergman could do something with. Perhaps it is too easy to blame Hollywood convention, but the acting is rushed, the cuts are fast, and the characterizations shallow compared with Bergman's independent works.
I can't fairly consider this in the same way as other "films" per se. It's more like a play that was filmed -- because that's exactly what it is. So normal film criticism is out, but I can say that the play is engaging, mystical, and a joy to watch.