Despite how long cinema has been around, deaf/mute societies are one of the few worlds we rarely gain access to. This Ukranian, festival darling not only takes us into one with deft camerawork, but also a matching lack of dialogue. Please experience this neo-silent film for yourself (its on Netflix) before joining our discussion, because this is a unique beast that you shouldn’t have ruined #IdBuyThatForADollar
It took us forever to review one of Paul Verhoeven’s flicks, so I thought it would be fun to follow it up immediately with the project released before it. I could describe the experimental nature of the production of this 2012 release, but you’ll probably get a bigger kick listening to this episode with no further introduction. Suffice to say, if any recording defines our different critical styles, its this one.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned this film a couple of times on the show, either in my review of Victoria, or just in passing; but I got a special amount of satisfaction in having Steve pick a classic that I had the good fortune of seeing despite my limited exposure to Classical Hollywood, let alone Hitchcock’s filmography. This is an absolute gem that needs to be seen, even if only one of us is keen on the particulars outside of the technical wonderment.
I wasn’t paying attention and accidentally jacked Steve’s pick this week. He agreed my Groundhog Day tribute episode should be released as intended, plus its only a matter of time until someone makes a mistake. Join us for this German, frenetic, experimental film about the possibilities of escaping one.