Posted: May 30, 2016 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: A Bigger Splash, Alain Delon, Alain Page, Clemency Posey, Dakato Johnson, David Farr, David Hockney, David Kajganich, David Morissey, Guadagnino, I Am Love, Ingmar Bergman, John Galsworthy, La Piscine, Laura Birn, Luca Guadagnino, Persona, Ralph Fiennes, Schoenaerts, Stephen Campbell Moore, The Forsythe Saga, The Night Porter, The One’s Below, The Swimming Pool, Tilda Swinton | Leave a comment »
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Two movies have opened recently that have as its premise what happens when you welcome guests into one’s home. The basic moral of both is that, well, maybe it’s best not to.
In I Am Love, an earlier film directed by Luca Guadagnino, Tilda Swinton played the wife of a wealthy businessman who finds herself falling in love with the friend of her son. The movie had a small story and in many ways, very little happened plotwise. Still, every scene was filled with tension and suspense that at times was almost unbearable.
In A Bigger Splash, Guadagnino’s new film with Miss Swinton (not to be confused with the 1973 documentary about David Hockney), the plot seems to careen from scene to scene at high speed where a lot seems to happen, but ironically, with almost no sense of tension or suspense.
In the end, it’s a thriller desperately trying to find some thrills, but almost always coming up short. Read the rest of this entry »