Friday, January 10, 2014

American Hustle

A most peculiar factional movie- very intense and very... claustrophobic. I couldn't exactly put my finger on why, but it was hours later when I finally realized how many close ups there are in this movie. I mean, looking back, it seems over half the goddamn movie was shot in close up. And it does have a rather pronounced effect, particularly when the characters are so very, very intense, so very, very desperate, and the movie keeps switching off from character to character in rapid tag team fashion as we delve further into their broken, cheatin' psyches.


Eric Rose said...

I loved the movie. Everyone in it was on top of their game, and then some.

Stan B. said...

Absolutely. Interestingly enough, even though highly fictitious, the only thing that didn't ring true was the 'honest' mayor from New Jersey- in reality, he was as crooked as... anyone would expect a politician from Jersey would be.