Our BERLINALE 2018 DAMSEL review (no spoilers)
This alternative comedic western consists of two parts. One part that tells the story of Samuel Alabaster who wants marriage, a life long commitment. He’s delusional and definitely a psychopath, but is in spite of all that also very charming, endearing and goofy and he looks mighty good. He’s so convincing in his lies that even he himself believes them. The second part of the movie is about Penelope who wants freedom and independence. She’s not a very likable character, quite cold and harsh we'd say, but admittedly she has been through a great deal.
In the middle of the two parts is the confrontation between Samuel and Penelope that will bring an end to the lies and a new beginning. The two parts are like mirror images when we look at the same journey that is made by both characters, but exactly in the opposite direction and when we look at the characters themselves: a man who is weak and looking for commitment, a woman who is strong and looking for independence.
The ‘red thread’ throughout the whole story is Parson Henry, very well played by David Zellner, who is on a quest to find love, be loved and make a new beginning. He’s willing to do/try just about anything to achieve his goal which leads to some hilarious scenes. He accompanies first Samuel and then Penelope during their journey through a breathtaking environment and ends up more or less the same as he started.
Favorite scenes that show Rob’s brilliant comedic timing:
The clogging scene with the innovating western-like music by The Octopus Project at the beginning of the movie, the song Honey Bun and the confrontation scene that is funny, sad and revealing at the same time.
We rate the movie with three out of five stars or 7/10. The weak part of the movie is the story-line and tighter editing of the second part of the movie would improve the pacing. It’s not a laugh out loud movie with joke after joke, but will definitely have you grinning. #robsessed#robpattinson#robertpattinson#damsel#zellnerbros#samuelalabaster#film#movie#cinema#cinephile#moviereview#berlinale2018
ET CANADA: Could Robert Pattinson Play Charles Manson In The Quentin Tarantino Movie?
Numerous people have been linked to Quentin Tarantino’s Charles Manson movie, but it’s now been rumoured that Robert Pattinson could be set to fill the murderer’s shoes.
Journalist Jeff Sneider also posted an open letter from Drew McWeeny, in which the latter urged Tarantino to hand Pattinson the much-talked about role. His piece included: “I can’t think of many actors who seem so willing to vanish into things, who are in a position to be pulling down giant star salaries but who consistently choose the art instead.” ET Canada asked Rob about Manson at the GOOD TIME Montreal premiere. When asked if there were Charles Manson vibes in his latest flick, the star replied: “I was like ‘wait a second that looks like the famous photo.’ It’s weird, not sure how it happened. I loved that book when I was a kid… there’s elements of the character that are Charles Manson-y,” he added, in reference to Ed Sanders’ infamous 1971 “The Family” book photo. However, he then joked when quizzed on whether he should play him in a movie: “He’s too short, I could get on my knees.” Source: #robsessed#robpattinson#robertpattinson#robert#pattinson#goodtime#safdiebrothers#connienikas#charlesmanson#quintentarantino#casting#film#movie#cinema#cinephile#filmmaker