The surreal swirl of stark futurism, psychedelia, and neon indulgence is…pleasantly overwhelming? Comfortably disturbing?
Spectre’s obsession with mythology building and referencing previous films results in a tangled mess that, despite being over two hours, still feels like an hour of the film is missing.
Italy’s Berlusconi era was characterized by the decadence and corruption of the country’s prime minister. Director Paolo Sorrentino admits that while the decadence was fun, it created a cultural stagnation from which, perhaps, it’s time to emerge.
Gangs of Wasseypur is a bloody, sprawling, mutli-generation gangland epic about warring factions in a grungy industrial town, which explores the cyclical and futile nature of violence and vengeance.