Friday, April 21, 2006

The Gospel According to St Matthew


My word. Forgive the blaspheming, but it really is a f**king masterpiece. Magnolia had better prepare to drop off the old top 100...

3 comments:

Nick Davis said...

Yay! You know I'm sold... That "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child" sequence gives me shivers just thinking about it.

tim r said...

I'd forgotten it was in your own top 100. Unbelievable. The daring of those music choices alone blew my mind, and, sorry to sound a bit unsophisticated here, but Enrique Irazoqui has got to be the most bad-ass Christ ever put on screen. I rented it; now I've just bought it, and I think I'll be doing it for the DVD book, so I can talk about how Pasolini conjures miracles in a cut and all that. But its power just seemed amazingly direct and complete to me, and I can't remember the last time I found a movie so electrifying and serene at the same time.

FilmFan said...

I've had this on my must-see pile for years. In fact, rather embarrassingly, the person I borrowed it off has actually died.