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Year
2022
Runtime
108 min.
Director
Sebastián Lelio
Genres
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Rating *
6.6
Votes *
0
Checks
725
Favs
18
Dislikes
3
Favs/checks
2.5% (1:40)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. darkjoc13's avatar

    darkjoc13

    acoltismypassport:

    The optical illusion of the thaumatrope is classic of the origin of cinema. Both films take it from the history of optical illusions, which is more or less how cinema works.
    :D
    10 months 2 weeks ago
  2. acoltismypassport's avatar

    acoltismypassport

    That optical illusion scene with the bird/cage image was lifted straight out of Sleepy Hollow. Not sure how I feel about that. 1 year 4 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Florence Pugh is a nurse called in by a small Irish community in 1859 as part of an effort to corroborate a miracle in The Wonder, a period piece that states its theme as being about stories. The stories we tell ourselves to restructure our narrative, the stories we tell others to avoid the truth, the stories our cultures and faiths are built on, how we will relate our stories and those of others, and with what agenda, and of course, the film itself is telling a story and asking us to go along with it and perhaps question it too. The drama, opposing science and faith - facts and the believed facts of metaphysics, is there a miracle or are we witness to zealotry turned to abuse? - in the case of a girl who miraculously survives months without eating was strong (and initially ambiguous) enough to work by itself, without any directorial tricks, so I question that odd opening sequence and the few bits and bobs that flow from it. I absolutely do not think it was necessary to put the audience in a questioning sort of mood, nor did it do anything with its play on reality vs. artifice except undermine the story it is telling. Fortunately, there's very little of it, and the acting, locations, questions, carry us through. 1 year 8 months ago
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