Al Pacino aficionado
Something about stories about platonic intimacy really gets me. I laughed, I cried. I was compelled by all of the characters. I enjoyed getting to see Patti Harrison in a leading role with so much emotional depth because I only really know her from Shrill and her chaotic Instagram. Does someone on the production team of this movie work for Hulu or something, because I enjoyed seeing about half of the secondary cast of Shrill and some other Hulu stars…
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Finally watched this movie after knowing it from when my mom did a project on it for her masters degree. I want to know what this movie would be like without having any prior knowledge of the story. I had a visceral image of the end scene, with Jimmy hanging from the window and breaking his other leg. I'm sure the suspense would be more potent without having any idea how this story would go.
This movie has no clear thesis or narrative structure. I was really excited to see this movie because I thought it was going to be a lovely nature documentary about wonderful fungi, which are very cool. The movie ended up being propaganda for Paul Stamets and magic mushrooms as medicinal and spiritual healers. A lot of the claims were presented without much evidence, and the arguments were supported only by the testimony of a few specific people. They brought up…
This movie was beautiful. I wasn't expecting a lot from it (I thought it was going to be a boring race car movie), and everything about it blew me away. Al Pacino and Marthe Keller were incredible and their relationship was enthralling to watch. Al Pacino got a lot of comments about "looking bored" in this movie, which I understand as he is pretty blank-faced at many points, but I think this was an intentional choice. His character at the…