Thursday, August 10, 2017

T2: Trainspotting (2017)

As much as I love Richard Linklater, his aesthetic hasn't really changed much over the years. Just think of Boyhood being shot over the course of twelve years and feeling like a cohesive whole. That's not the case with Danny Boyle.

Unlike the characters in T2, Boyle's famously hyperbolic style has evolved. Like the world around us, Danny's gone digital and has become much faster. The celluloid scenes from the original film that pop up from time to time stick out like sore thumbs among all the digital crispness - and that's the point. This movie is the equivalent of staying at a bar until closing time when all the lights come on and you see everything with crystal clarity. Every speck of dirt on the floor and wrinkle on your face is staring right back at you.

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