Joaquin Pheonix is undoubtedly a master of his craft, and he continues to prove so in The Master. Accompanied by gorgeous cinematography is a soundtrack that fits the movie perfectly... That being said, the story didn't really do it for me. Perhaps if the movie was cut down by 30 minutes, but the movie was extremely dialog heavy so maybe that wasn't possible !
Over all a fun watch if you're interested in some great acting and incredible shots!
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This is now my second attempt to review this after seeing how my views differ so vastly.
Despite what others took away from this film, it's not about honor or an epic quest by any mean. I saw it more of a story of the bond between a mother and son. The physical bond itself being the enchanted sash that he wears around his waist. And as we see from his vision he carries it with him his entire life,…
Without the care and hard work that the cinematographer and actors have clearly put into this movie, it would have been a lot weaker. The first half of the movie starts out quite slow and certain aspects of the movie are quite convoluted. I found myself quite distracted through a lot of it, admittedly the second half is a lot stronger. The swedes certainly know how to create dark and gloomy atmosphere tho and I love that, but if I'm being completely honest the ((rape)) scene was a bit much for me.
Beautifully poetic and gorgeously shot, I am absolutely in love with some of the stills from this movie. Particularly the dream sequence scene with the ceiling falling down around her, put me in a trance <3. Hard to say much else about it, separated from the fact that it's a tarkovsky movie, it's just a good movie.