Re: RARA-AVIS: Lumet's _Before The Devil..._

Date: 02 Jun 2008

In a message dated 6/2/08 7:46:47 AM, writes:

> I finally saw this on DVD. The movie has the feel of a masterpiece. It
> combines the very strong naturalistic acting that made so many late
> sixties and early seventies feels memorable with a strictly
> contemporary treatment of the themes and behaviors (in this case,
> family, greed, and a profoundly fucked up as well as confused
> society). This is the best noir film I have seen in a long time,
> something similar to what John Lau announced when the film had just
> come out. The digital cinematography adds a look that is definitely of
> this century. By the way, this is one of the nastiest films you're
> likely to see. Who would have known that veteran Lumet had another
> masterpiece in him?

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who feels this way

John Lau

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