• I was surprised at how much of a muted slow-burn film it was considering the premise sounds similar to apocalypse now and knowing how heavy an influence Francis Ford Coppola is to Gray—it’s an understated epic much less dramatic than the other classical works of minghella (English patient and cold mountain)
  • It is an absolute time-capsule film- looks like the work of Gordon Willis and Wexler as dp’s – I love that about Gray- I read an interview in like 2011 he had no idea who Marion Cotillard was…
  • A true triumph of natural lighting
  • I admire Robert Pattinson working with auteurs (like Gray and 2 films there with Cronenberg) but I’m convinced at this point he can’t act
  • The film, which features may exterior shots, is absolutely gorgeous but I must admit I miss the level of control and detail that Gray often has in his interior set films
  • I need to see it again but believe it to be worthy of the back half of the top 10 of 2016 at this point
  • Highly Recommend