There is nothing quite like cinema, is there?
I re-watch more than I watch.
The French Dispatch is Wes completely leaning into his idiocyncrasies and clearly having a blast with it, which translates to the viewer, cause I had a blast.
Definitely his most loosely defined film in terms of a dramatic core, but there definitely are thematic throughlines and brief moments of poignancy. Mostly though, I just thought it was really funny, it delivered a couple of really genuine laughs all while having the most carefully crafted presentation, as you would expect from Wes.
It's just really fun watching a movie where the filmmaker is clearly putting so much love into every frame and line of dialogue.
Loved the aesthetic and style, it's technically quite marvelous. Was super on board with everything until the last 15 or so minutes which had some jarring turns that I'm conflicted about, needs a rewatch and some mulling over before I'll truly know how I feel about it, but damn it if it wasn't an entertaining watch. Keen to revisit soon.
Incredibly proud to say my country produced this outstanding piece of work.
After seeing Die Stropers last year and now this, as well as a few others, I'm incredibly happy with the direction the South-African film industry is going right now, until not too long ago, the only Afrikaans movies you would hear about would be incredibly flat, dull and uninspired imitations of romantic comedies. Now it seems artists are getting the chance to truly express themselves and create films…
I'm totally at a loss for words, Parasite is not only one the best films of the year (probably the best), but one of the best films of the decade. a True masterpiece in every sense of the word and a fierce, thought provoking, social satire.
This movie just fixed 2019.
It's been a long time since a film has completely sucked me in like this, there is not a single minute of it that I didn't absolutely enjoy.