Thursday, October 4, 2012
Short Cut Review: The Fall
A Short Cut Movie Review is normally less than 400 words, but in some cases may go slightly over. This is my attempt to keep writing about as many films as I see without getting bogged down with trying to find more to say. They are meant to be brief snapshots of my reaction to a movie without too much depth.
This one I'd seen before. It's a visually stunning work filmed in more than two dozen countries over a period of several years. An injured and depressed movie stuntman in a 1920s convalescence home tells a tale of murder and revenge to a young Romanian girl, at first as a means to persuade her to steal morphine pills for him. Catinca Untaru gives one of the best child performances I've seen.