A sumptuous experience, a beautifully constructed film which pulsates with grace. Never let's its genuine anger disrupt from its heartfelt love story, featuring great balance that makes the film feel alive and essential. The love shared between these two individuals grants them strength in a world which is structurally and systemically against them. A beautiful adaption of Baldwin's masterwork.
Gleefully demented yet precise in its direction and cinematic execution, Macabre is like the Indonesian response to the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. An extremely violent film yet one that also recognizes the importance of atmosphere and the exhibition of subversive imagery in crafting a lasting horrific imprint, Macabre is an immersive, highly enjoyable experience, one that remains a strong calling card for The Mo Brothers.
A western more in setting than practice, The Sisters Brothers' is a film which is coy with its thematic intentions, slowly revealing itself as a surprisingly astute study of the interconnected nature of life, exhibiting how various human actions, whether driven by selfishness, hatred, or love, are far reaching in scope, extending well beyond the mere individual who is committing them. Balancing its serious thematic intentions with moments of levity, The Sisters Brothers manages to never divulges into sentimentality, with its emotional relevance related to two brothers long fractured psyche, due to what is perceived as the heinous abuses of their father, being presented in an honest way where reconciliation and change in their demeanor, is a whisper, a small probability at best for these hardened men.
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