Mark of the Devil Part II
A tribunal interrogates, tortures and murders "witches" and "heretics" during the Inquisition.
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S D (br) wrote: It would be unfair not to recognize The Hours for its considerable ambition. The screenplay is an adaptation of Michael Cunningham's Pulitzer Prize winning novel and unravels simultaneously across three distinct locations and time periods. It encompasses multiple interwoven plot lines, characters of conflicting motivation and has a penchant for recurrent thematic events. In fact, I can recall first watching the film on its release to DVD some 14 years ago and wondering if perhaps I was simply not yet old enough to appreciate the unique cadence of its interlocking story. Yet on revisiting the film as an adult, I must confess that the most pronounced change in my experience was an improved comprehension as to the causes for my initial coldness. While I persist that The Hours should be applauded for its scope, this proves regrettably to be its undoing. Its scattershot mix of three separate protagonists across three divergent timelines never allows any one to be fully developed or understood. Likewise, the film dabbles in queer themes and subjectivity but brings these to no satisfying conclusion. Whilst all three female protagonists share some form of queer interaction with another character, these events are quickly forgotten and never revisited, making them seem token or a missed opportunity. This lacking detail in character and motivation can similarly confuse dialogue and cast relationships. Consider the scene where Clarissa Vaughan (Meryl Streep) and Louis Waters (Jeff Daniels) are recalling their relationships with the poet Richard Brown (played by Ed Harris). What spark in their relationship has left Streep's character so undone? Why has she continued to dote on him a decade on? Her emotional breakdown here, while admittedly well-acted, feels uncomfortably out of place when the only interaction we have had with Harris to this point has shown him to be a curmudgeonly, bullying and difficult figure. What trauma or mental unwell has forced Laura Brown (Julianne Moore) to such inescapable melancholy? How has she both abandoned her son and kept in touch in the intervening years? There exists a great narrative here, there may well be three. But without giving any one the room to breathe, all are equally suffocated.Like its namesake novel, The Hours pays direct homage to famed feminist author Virginia Woolf, and in particular her 1925 novel Mrs. Dalloway. In fact, Woolf herself appears as a major protagonist (played by Nicole Kidman) in what is undoubtedly the standout performance of the film. Reviewers will no doubt make a great deal of this literary pedigree and with good reason. Yet, having not read either novel, my persistent feelings of lacking context and missed understanding made me wonder as though they might be required reading. Perhaps they hold the missing plot points and character insights the film did not or could not afford me. Were this the case, I do not believe it unfair to admonish The Hours as a work unto itself - a film must function as a film first.
Jim B (br) wrote: I liked this movie -- interesting plot-- well acted-- overall quite entertaining.
Bill R (nl) wrote: Given the animation looks great and the way it was animated gave it a new look. Aside from that there wasn't anything good about it. Sure the story seemed good and new but it didn't go anywhere. No climax really, no twist, or even an exciting ending. Watch at your own accord but don't expect anything big.
Martin S (es) wrote: A sequel........... why?!?!?
Kayleigh P (gb) wrote: Another enjoyable Pixar short.
Keiko A (au) wrote: Another Roger Corman produced slasher flick?! Yes indeed and it's just a Carbon copy of Halloween with more gore and sex really.....Possibly just made for markets here in Japan. Still i love Corman and the crap he made but this is just terrible and slow and boring but the gore was cool and the poster is creepy. Bad acting and direction and no doubt a very low budget film.
Andrew O (ru) wrote: Well adapted and well told, Watch on the Rhine is a classic treasure.
Nihal C (ru) wrote: Loved every minute of it .
Moya W (us) wrote: I found the first half of the movie to be incredibly boring. The other half was better. But I can't say that this movie leaves any aftertaste. I was hoping to feel something afterwards but I didn't. I was hoping to see more progress between the players. Because now I never really rooted for anyone, I didn't feel any excitement seeing as I hardly ever got to see them play. I was hoping this was going to be a mixture between Bend It Like Beckham and The Blindside but now it just ended up being mediocre.