i want to be great or nothing. 17. he/him. it's pronounced eff-rum. objectivity is bullshit.
Usually alien invasion movies are loud and large-scale disaster flicks, but that just isn't how Shyamalan rolls. He opts for a much more quiet, unsettling, meditative approach that in some ways more accurately portrays the creeping feeling that the world is about to end and questioning your faith in the wake of that. That more sensitive and thoughtful approach is what sets Shyamalan apart from his peers in the genre, and this movie is further proof of his success in that arena.
Hmm. Think this would work better for me if I were more familiar with the myths this movie is clearly deconstructing, so that some of the mindfuckery towards the end would better translate in my brain, but all in all, a good and interesting experience that I vibed with. David Lowery has a fantastic eye for visuals.
"You grow up around something and it feels like nothing."
A lot of directors will tell you that x city is a character in their movie, but it rarely ever feels genuine. But when Kogonada says that, he means it. Columbus is a movie whose sense of place trumps everything else, whose environments shape its characters more than the other way around. A lot of movie settings are informed purely by the people inhabiting it, but here, the focus is…