Just watched it, after watching Shame yesterday.
This duo, I’m liking it.
McQueen has a wonderful talent for filming scenes in ‘real time’ without making them the least bit boring.
Scenes with no dialogue, scenes with superficially no importance, scenes which are visually charge towards the left/right, he manages to make them so hypnotic. You find yourself wondering, thinking, about the characters and their lifes.
You forget you’re watching it for Fassbender, you forget you’re watching actors in a film.
These two cinematographic creations deal with two completely different dilemmas, yet they manage to make it seem and look and feel so real, in the same extant and immensity.
Both films start off in what is indicated to be the middle of a problem that has been happening for quite a while, seeming like a routine. The problem is in your face, and no they don’t make it seem like a ”normal” thing, like in most addiction or prison movies where they try to make you comfortable with the character and the problem.
The reality of the demonstrations are enough to make you feel identified in even the slightest way to what they’re going through.
Of course Fassy and the rest of all the actors are topnotch factors to a great compilation of quality work.
I would define these films as being artistic without the pretentiousness.
Most definitely will have an eye out for the next film.