Hot off the presses, heres a pair of movie reviews from tonights Monday night movie – ONCE. John Carney (“circus folk – small hands”) directed this flick from the Emerald Isle that we saw at the Arclight. Heres a pair of reviews from me and Casey, to give you an idea, either of the movie or of our differing movie tastes.
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“My Kingdom for a Tripod”
“Indie Irish Emo”
ONCE bleeds cinema verite. Or maybe it does, if I remember my film school
Anyway, there were some nice moments in there somewhere, moments that tended to stretch into hours and become therefore ruined by their neverendingness, much like my sentences. The music, also, was sweet and engaging in small bits, but there was entirely too much of it, and playing every song in its entirety didn’t help. The main two characters (credited as Guy and Girl and played by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, respectively) had interesting chemistry at the beginning…
The point is that I would have liked some judicious editing. ‘Nuff said.
Once invites me to make the joke that “once” was enough to see this film. I’m starting to believe that anytime a film rates ridiculously “fresh” on rotten tomatoes, I should
Once follows a boy and girl who fall in love
If there’s anyone out there who could explain the fabulousness of this film to me, please do, because I clearly missed something. That’s