𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐'𝘮 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦.
This was absolutely devastating. I obviously knew how it was going to end but I really loved the energy of the first half, felt very intimate and homey. The way Ryan Coogler captured the Bay Area, from the familiar hum of the Bart train to the hustle and bustle of the streets, just drove it all home how real and sobering this tragedy was.
I had really high hopes for this, so being disappointed by the amount of potential this had to be great, just adds insult to injury. I don’t know where to start, but I guess my main complaint was that this felt like it had no target audience or sense of purpose, just toying with a thematically dark subject matter by using 15+ freeze frames (I counted), “alt-rock” music references, and bubbly animated sequences that felt dated by a couple years.…
Pretty cool take on The Borrowers, although the ending was one of the most bittersweet and lowkey frustrating I’ve seen. I’m still not sure how to feel, but overall I really liked the animation and the world building, I’ve always had a fascination with miniature worlds!
#1000 done and logged! I went with In the Mood for Love as my pick since it was the most recommended and it truly was such a mood 😏
What to say except that WKW is a master of making people feel sad and lonely. The sets were fucking gorgeous and I think Maggie Cheung wore more dresses than De Niro wore suits in Casino. The framerate drops were subtle in this to the point that I felt like Neo…