glad i sat on this one for a really long time before rewatching it because it gave me time to appreciate the fucking masterpiece that it is. unrivaled sound editing. perfect pacing. 3 hours gone in the blink of an eye. the diner scene between hanna and mccauley is a cinema all-timer.
absolutely no wonder that this influenced every crime movie that came after it but you simply cannot replicate the original. the relationship between hanna and mccauley is perfectly executed.
insane to watch in 2022 where none of the things these people fight for either exist or have anyone fighting for them anymore
incredible movie. god-tier direction and performances from everyone involved. two hours of people giving the greatest outraged monologues you've ever heard.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Spoiler tag just because knowing nothing going in is best.
Editing more cogent thoughts after sleeping on it:
I have spent years making artwork that, for better or worse, had a lot of "me" in it but I never explicitly "said" anything with it. It was kinda up to you to figure that out! You know, like all good art or whatever. You look at a thing and you feel something and think about something and if you leave it…
The documentary brought up the episode where Bob says a man told him he couldn't paint because he was colorblind, so he painted a landscape entirely in black and white to show him that, even with a disability, truly anyone can paint. I cried the first time I saw that episode and I cried seeing it again.
Every art mentor I've had was either ambivalent about the fact that I'm colorblind or openly mocked me for it. I've just chosen…