pretentious film student, star ratings are largely arbitrary
the first bo burnham thing I've seen outside of youtube clips and... woof. musical comedy already doesn't really do it for me and his whole disingenuous forced sincerity is irritating. being ironic and self-deprecatory about your ego doesn't make you any less narcissistic. the sock puppet epic leftist breadtube bit was excruciating. not funny enough for comedy and not insightful enough for something more personal.
my prediction for all covid-era comedy: will age terribly and be gladly forgotten
a fantastical slapstick odyssey haunted by metatextual sirkian melodrama. rivette is a master of suffusing magic into even the most mundane of situations. one of the most interestingly structured films, esp with its use of repetition and rhythm.
unassumingly poignant, delightfully charming, slyly intelligent. a masterpiece.