January 24, 2015
Love Is Strange
Love Is Strange, 2014. An elderly couple is forced to live separately while apartment hunting.
Directed by Ira Sachs. Written by Sachs, & Mauricio Zacharias. Starring John Lithgow, & Alfred Molina, with Marisa Tomei, & Charlie Tahan.
Pacing: It's slow and deliberate. It got me pretty impatient, but at the same time it has a graceful sort of rhythm to it, and strongly contributes to the poignancy of the movie. A
Special effects/design: B
Enjoyment: There's a scene where Alfred Molina's character is giving a piano lesson, and his instructions to his student - to stick to the rhythm and not embellish - could be the director's instructions to his editor. This film moves and breathes like a piece of classical music. The plot is simple and predictable, but the form and texture give it a kind of beauty. B
Posted by Daniel at 11:10 AM