Monday, 18 November 2013

The Counsellor

I enjoyed The Counsellor. Vicious deaths, stylish sets and somewhat disjointed story leaving one to wonder what was going to happen next. The story that slowly unravelled its fragments felt fresh and unencumbered. Maybe there's nothing to discuss but take in the imagery. Often it felt as if the characters and events came out of a white light and went back into the light as soon as each scene was over. I take this as a quality of the film's story and perhaps the long words of advice given down the phone to Fassbender's character enough the sense of it all. If people have fallen asleep during The Counsellor, indeed it has a certain soporific quality but a number of these slow arty movies do.

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