directed by David Lynch
Broadway Actor / Horror Enthusiast
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Watched at the Film Forum in NYC...my first post-vaccine movie on a big screen - holy shit.
Loved every moment of this. Incredibly immersive cinematography (serious Italian landscape porn), no talking heads, Go-Pros attached to truffle hunting dogs - at times it feels more narrative than documentary. It’s an inside look into the Truffle Mafia (because some of this actually plays out like a mob movie), and afterwards, my wife and I went to an Italian restaurant and had Black truffle fettuccini and I could practically hear the epic Puccini aria playing in my head as I took each delicious bite. 🐶🍄
Ultimately, I took Mishima as an exploration of what can happen when the inner demons of a troubled genius influence his ideology. Essentially, Mishima wanted to Make Japan Great Again...a return to the original spirit, aesthetic, and traditions of his rapidly changing country, a reclaiming of the samurai culture of the past. Within this are interwoven stories and stories within stories that explode visually. The production design and Philip Glass score are a true cinemagasm. Somehow it all coalesces into a complex character study with visual, narrative, political, and emotional layers to unpeel for days. It’s the ultimate Paul Schrader joint.
This movie about a Korean family that is led by Korean actors and spoken almost entirely in Korean is a new quintessential American classic. The Yi family are the new Joads. The perfect illustration of specificity leading to universality. Also I wanna take a bath in that musical score. Exquisite. 👨🏻🦱👩🏻👧🏻👦🏻👵🏻🌿