A brave unflinching character study directed with such stylistic bravado New York City looks incredibly harsh here—severe- punitive— McQueen shows this with the lighting, the architecture, (that boat shot in isolation) but also in the
Stunning debut McQueen- up there with the best of the 21st century McQueen clearly shows off his art background- he does fine some amazing visuals in the most squalor of settings and utilizing whatever resources
Everything I’ve read talks about Julia Roberts- and she’s great here- but Esmail is the show-stopper. He looks like a real talent- some long lively tracking shots (especially the first and last hour of Homecoming).
It’s Lean’s third film, one before Brief Encounter (also 1945) and one and three years before his beautiful Dickens adaptations It’s more a Noel Coward film than a Lean film (though it’s beautifully shot) as