Register  |  Sign In
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:10 pm



Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
 Blue Caprice 

What grade would you give this film?
A 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
B 100%  100%  [ 2 ]
C 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
F 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 2

 Blue Caprice 
Author Message
Let's Call It A Bromance
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:22 pm
Posts: 12333
Post Blue Caprice
Blue Caprice

Image

Quote:
An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.


Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:48 pm
Profile WWW
Rachel McAdams Fan
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:13 am
Posts: 13800
Location: New York, NY
Post Re: Blue Caprice
This movie is so harrowing and disturbing. It's expertly made and Isaiah Washington delivers a terrifying performance, but it was honestly so unpleasant to sit through. The sense of dread that develops near the end of the film is unbearable. As someone that lived in the DC area when these shootings took place it hit a little too close to home. Still, definitely worth seeing. B+


Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:59 am
Profile YIM WWW
Superfreak
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 12:54 am
Posts: 20712
Location: Places
Post Re: Blue Caprice
haunting

must see

_________________
Ari Emmanuel wrote:
I'd rather marry lindsay Lohan than represent Mel Gibson.


Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:45 am
Profile
Pure Phase
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:33 am
Posts: 34865
Location: Maryland
Post Re: Blue Caprice
I watched this film with a certain anxious excitement since I experienced the D.C./Maryland/Virginia sniper murders firsthand as a 12-year-old. I remember well the news of each new shooting and the subsequent atmosphere of desperation and fear. As directed with an eye for overcast, art-house friendly grit and tension by Alexandre Moors, though, Blue Caprice has a strange relationship with the true story on which it is based. In fact, I firmly believe it should have ended before John (played well by Isaiah Washington, slowly revealing the tempest of cruelty and rage beneath a charming surface) and Lee first fire their rifle on the East Coast. The depiction of how the older man encountered the troubled youth in Antigua and traveled with him to Washington State, developing an intimate and combustible father/son relationship along the way, is frightening and riveting, even if the film shies away from engaging with either man too closely. This is clearly the point of fascination for Moors, as well as pointing his tasteful hand-held camera at the Pacific Northwest's more desolate, industrial corners. By turning the duo's notorious crimes into a haphazard, rushed glorified montage and shoehorning it into the final 20 or so minutes of his hour-an-a-half film (the carnage has barely begun before they are arrested at a rest stop), the director only frustrates, ignoring a mountain of true-crime details and playing a string of stunted, anticlimactic notes which undermine the admirable quality of what came before.

B-

_________________
ImageImageImage

1. The Lost City of Z - 2. A Cure for Wellness - 3. Phantom Thread - 4. T2 Trainspotting - 5. Detroit - 6. Good Time - 7. The Beguiled - 8. The Florida Project - 9. Logan and 10. Molly's Game


Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:34 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.