Taylor Williams’s review published on Letterboxd:
I like Full Metal Jacket but it kind of pussies out in the second act donning a strict narrative. The chad Beau Travail understands that the ripest crop to be gleaned from the military as a cinematic subject comes from restraint and repression above all else, cloaking characters’ desires under regimented etiquette. That includes narrative restraint.
“We’re taught elegance in and under our uniforms. Perfect creases are part of this elegance”
I also don’t have anything insightful to say about this atm but I can’t in good conscience post this review without saying the movie looks unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The textural precision alone is unfathomable.