I'm not saying it was a groundbreaking work of experimental cinema. Nor should it be. McKay isn't Maya Deren FFS. But for the kind of movie it is, it certainly has the kind of gutsy, bravura, unexpected flourishes that one wishes one would see more of in contemporary cinema.
Context is everything, RocketMan. Can you point out a big budget political biopic from the last two decades that is MORE "experimental" in its formal presentation than this one is?
I liked it, and I am difficult to please. I see everything - including the farthest of the far out experimental/transgressive stuff - and it surprised me.
More like VICE, please, and less of The King's Speech Impediment, or those awful, syrupy movies about Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking.
RocketMan » 10 Mar 2019 08:20 wrote:
Nah, the stylistic "experimentations" would have been kind of old in the 90s and it did not present any fresh point of view on the basic banality of evil premise.