Saturday, September 29, 2012


So, director Rian Johnson is now a big fat three-for-three. I loved Brick, The Brothers Bloom, and, now this, a dark, chilling, perfectly executed time-travel thriller. I won't say much about the story since it's worth knowing as little as possible, but what Johnson seems to get right in all his movies--besides performances, cinematography, score--is that all his works are character-based with strong emotional cores. This film is both literally and figuratively about cycles of violence, about loops.

I also really loved the structure of this film, the way its third act in no way resembles its first act, how it becomes like something from John Ford, a film that is both about violence and disdainful of it. Great movie. My favorite, so far, of 2012.

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