Focus: a film
Willy Lomax meets that fellow out of The Crucible.
Funny nowadays to think of anti-semitism in the
Shows how a pair of spectacles can make all the difference.
Vaguely reminiscent of Dogville, but more optimistic.
A few too many epiphanal moments.
Better than The Shipping News.
For a while there I thought it was going too be about homosexuality. That too was probably deliberate.
Were the principal characters’ inconsistencies consistent with our lived lives?
William H Macey, an impressive performance of its kind, but I’m irritated with the Yank thing of sticking a letter between first and last name.
The romantic scenes were naturally awkward, especially the initial ones, but in reality they probably would’ve been more so. The focus there was a little distant. After all, the principal focus was on courage and sometimes lack thereof.
The bad guys were too one-dimensional. They sometimes tried to provide extra dimension through facial expression but the storyline didn’t back them up.
The whole of the film was reduced to this – should we speak out or shouldn’t we? Should we fight or shouldn’t we? This narrowing was its strength, and its weakness.
The final scene struck me as painfully overplayed.