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Thread: Malcolm & Marie (Sam Levinson)

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    Malcolm & Marie (Sam Levinson)

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    Administrator Ezee E's Avatar
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    I'm the first to watch this?

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    Haven't heard anything particularly good, and I haven't seen that show... so don't look at me.

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    I saw it. It tries to be an intimate exploration into the artificiality of celebrity, artistry, masculinity, intellectualism and the film industry as a whole but it never stops grandstanding and never slows down while contradicting itself at every turn. Malcolm rambles about his beliefs that “authenticity is key to a good film” and a good film “needs to have a heart and electricity” rather than a message. But if Levinson indeed put those words to paper, if it's not the pot calling the kettle black, it's the ultimate hypocrisy because his sophomore effort into feature filmmaking has no heart or authenticity to be found in his redundant, monotonous script and one-note, over-the-top direction. Credit to Washington and Zendaya for providing electricity of their own w/their performances, super 16mm film stock that made the film look cool, and the single take panning from window to window during the first of a dozen monologues for being the one thing to create intimacy visually. Usually, I love erotic behind-closed-doors films in similar vein as this, but this was a letdown.
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    My main issue with this is that it takes 100 minutes or so to get to an end that we all know is going to happen by the opening title credits.

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    Well, lo and behold, I was a fan of this one. It's a pretentious art film for film buffs but it wears that on its sleeve. Yes, you can say it takes to long to get anywhere, but I was involved in the characters and pacing and felt a lot of the dynamics portrayed were pretty genuine. Both actors killed it.

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