What a pity. All of the energy, and hype, went into the continuous shot idea. As a result the film was lacking in any real empathy with the characters. The script was awful forcing the characters to come across as wooden. Cinematically stunning wh... Read the full review »
The history of cinema is chequered with technical advancements which have each come along at one time or another allowing filmmakers to tell stories in new and interesting ways. There's the birth of parallel editing (as pioneered in The Great Trai... Read the full review »
The Sam Mendes’ 1917 has been winning rave reviews from both critics and audiences for it’s dazzling technical expertise and ultra-graphic depictions of the horrors of the First World War. When it comes to showing combat from the point of view... Read the full review »
1917 is not the next big step for movies, besides the craft put onto it, and it's simply devoid of technical achievements. So there.
Now yes, there's the cinematography by Roger Deakins that is, indeed, nice to look at, and makes the movie flow f... Read the full review »