Full Movie Reviews
Yojimbo - wrote on 02/02/2020
When a black family move into a middle class neighbourhood in the 1950’s, the “moral” outrage of the white inhabitants makes them oblivious to the sinister goings on in the house next door.
This off-beat thriller directed by George Clooney contains his requisite moral message within a darkly humorous Comic Noir penned by the Coen brothers. Although broader than Fargo but not as bleak as Barton Fink, it has the Coen’s trademark blend of black comedy and classic thriller sensibilities as Matt Damon and wife Julianne Moore’s seemingly idyllic life disguises a seedy undercurrent of adultery and murder. The superb cast is unsurprisingly excellent, it captures the look of the iconic American fifties style perfectly – think Hitchcock meets Mad Men – and although the element of …
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/13/2018
“The only thing Suburbicon is missing is you.
Isn’t it time for your new start?
Come home to Suburbicon.”
It doesn’t happen often, but now I had a feeling I didn’t really understand what I’d watched. Not that “Suburbicon” was a complicated, incomprehensible film. But I didn’t know what the initial intention was of the filmmakers? Was it meant to bring a socially critical message? Or was it a satirical view of an American society during the 50s with its tidy, decent neighborhoods and good-humored citizens? Or was it simply a crazy crime story with a fraudulent twist? Ultimately, in my eyes it was a mix of all of this, with not one facet that stands out. It’s a bundling of mediocrities. And the two mixed stories seem to have nothing to do with each other. It …