This is grimy and real to its core early on, but Baker’s formula doesn’t hold up for nearly two hours.
I recognize the talent between Elba and Winslet, how they can carry scenes on their own and the raw emotion they can display on-screen. I just couldn’t buy into what The Mountain Between Us was selling.
There are films with aim to be simply enjoyable, turn-off-your-brain spectacles. Then, there are cinematic experiences. Good Time falls into the latter category of being a unqiue experience unlike much of what I’ve seen in 2017.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer seems to be another artistic, engaging tale.
I hardly heard of Sheridan roping in the likes of actors Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Going into this one blind was the biggest treat and added to this intense, captivating tale by Sheridan.
It’s no secret that Dafoe is a class-act and can act his socks off, so that combined with A24’s well-received track record makes for a promising film from director Sean Baker.
Menashe’s highlight truly is the week Menashe and Rieven spent together. Sadly, the film feels as if it rushes through its best moment.