In a world filled with superhero movies and blockbuster chick flicks, films like Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War, is something special. Breathtakingly beautiful, the cinematography is exquisitely pristine (thanks to the updated black and white film) and yet somehow, alluringly antique.
Most of this post is going to be stills of certain shots, because quite frankly, I’m not going to do it any justice writing about it. I highly recommend going to see it as soon as you can. Running 1 hr 28 mins, it’s perfectly paced, and shot after shot is a masterpiece. I’ll need to see this more than once to really take it all in. I hope Hollywood is watching and learning from this, because my goodness, it absolutely dazzled me.