Thursday, 29 May 2014

10 YEARS AT THE MOVIES: BEST FILM #2 - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (ANG LEE)


As impeccable an example of great craft in emotional storytelling as I've seen, Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is not only a landmark in LGBT cinema, but a landmark in cinema. Designed and directed with an extraordinary level of empathy, a depth of feeling perhaps only those brave enough to make a 'gay Western' might feel confident in exploring, this understated but overwhelming film represents almost every member of its principal cast and crew at the very peak of their artistic ability. In technical terms, Brokeback Mountain earns every last tear it wrings out of you, and rewards them with some beautifully heartfelt filmmaking in all regards.