"When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves."
A rich, bloody depiction of humanity's base instincts to survive and to live on, no matter what the odds. The performances can be sketchy at times, but the imagery and lack of contrast between the "good" and the "bad" drives home the writers' themes to the point where they are clear but not overbearing.
A true breath of fresh air, Coriolanus serves as a modernizing of the classic Shakespeare work in very much the same vein as that of the DiCaprio Romeo & Juliet. Where Coriolanus succeeds aside from that feature however, is in contrasting the writer's romance with bitter betrayal, internal combustion and fury and with that of his frailty and humanity. Sure, it takes about an act to get used to the dialogue and mannerisms that take place in an otherwise modern setting, but any jarring effect that takes place soon dissipates into the wonderful characters that sooner speak with their heart than their tongue.
A melancholic tale of love and loss that does its best to stay true to the fabulous source material it is derived from. Sure, it never quite lives up to expectations, but expectations hardly are when it comes to novel adaptions of this caliber. Instead, Norwegian Wood serves as an adept summary if you will, and one that never skips a beat at that.
Horrifying. Perhaps simply disquieting in its deconstruction of a seemingly "perfect" household unit gone sour. We Need to Talk About Kevin is at times sporadic in its themes and maybe even overdone in its imagery of blood and the forshadowing of its inevitable conclusion, but this doesn't hinder its unrelenting core--the turmoil of its central character who you could argue is driven to a madness greater than that of her boy-gone-rogue.
An extremely slow-moving and methodical picture, and in every manner rightfully so. Cerebral to the core and mesmerizing to watch, Ceylan's work here is no doubt going to polarize audiences, but for those looking for astute character studies with smooth polishes of philosophical musings, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia will be sure to please.