Holds up just as beautifully on rewatch, just such beautifully orgasmic action cinema, that fluid camerawork, intricate choreography and atmospheric sound design making each movement this thing of beauty. Not too much to add from last time besides appreciating it all the more, and it really is one of the best crafted films of the year.
Savannah Leaf’s portrait of single motherhood is beautifully shot, a bit too familiar in its general execution of its dramatic beats, but I did like it all the same for its warmth and honesty in dealing with its central character’s plight. Tia Nomore gives quite an impressive debut turn.
It's kind of mind-blowing just how fucking amazing this film is and what Todd Haynes achieves in bringing so many different things together and just making it work so brilliantly.
We have the starting point of an actress, Elizabeth, (Natalie Portman), and her salacious subject matter for an upcoming role, Gracie (Moore), who began an affair with her 20+ years younger husband Joe (Charles Melton) when he was a minor. There's several different directions one could go with…
How good is this? Well, I set a limit for myself to 5 episodes maximum today to binge, and ended up just devouring the whole juicy whole in one day. It's so insanely addictive. Every episodes coheres and builds together in this cascade of hilarity, rage, desperation. Brilliant needle drops. Shifting from comedy to drama to...some fucking crazy tangents with insanely great assurance. Two absolutely batshit final episodes that you will need to see to believe. And Steven Yeun and…