Mister Tee wrote:I've been frustratingly unable to see The Immigrant.
I think you should see it - it's not a great movie, but like others by the same director it has its own mood, and while it can be sometimes frustrating (it certainly rarely follows the audience's expectations) it is at least not conventional, and the dynamics between the two central characters are rather interesting and unpredictable. Marion Cotillard SHOULD be Oscar-nominated - she has the purity of a silent film actress in this one, and the camera so obviously loves her (and Americans always appreciate actresses who speak foreign languages - in this case, English with a Polish accent AND Polish) - but of course it depends on how many will see this movie, which hasn't been exactly a big hit. And by the way - Joaquin Phoenix is excellent too, this is another of his great, twisted, tormented characters that he can do so well.
As for the cinematography - it's even TOO good, too perfect. Every frame like a painting, or rather, like an old postcard. But again - it depends how many in the Cinematographers Branch have seen the film.