Saturday, December 24, 2011

421) Margaret (2011)

421) Margaret (2011) Dir: Kenneth Lonergan Date Released: September 30, 2011 Date Seen: October 13, 2011 Rating: 4.5/5

I haven't been this totally immersed in such a complex contempoary drama in what seems like a while. I'm at a bit of a loss. I fucking LOVE the pace of the film and really do not understand how people could find it ungainly. I was totally absorbed the whole and never felt its plotting was distractingly arhythmic. Lonergan's sense of how to film New York is incredible. I think the only complaint I have is that the bus crash is a bit hokey (until the event is over and we're dealing with its aftermath, that is). Beyond that, great, great stuff.

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