happy together makes an incredibly interesting companion piece to wong kar wai's preceding works, chungking express and fallen angels. instead of that feeling of yearning, it's about having something you don't want. for 96 minutes we watch two people declare war on each other, completely tear each other apart. why do they stay together? the fear of being alone, amplified by being in a place they know nothing about. it's heartbreaking. wong kar wai, being the master that he is, still brings us so many moments of romantic subtlety and beauty amongst the hurricane of torment. and it all sticks.
old, like many other m. night shyamalan films, takes a b-movie premise and meshes it with a tangible humanism to create not only a relentlessly tense atmosphere, but a somber meditation on the realities of aging and death. it's also excellently crafted, with beautiful overhead shots of the island the main characters find themselves on, as well as some beautiful landscapes of faces, which begs you to study not only the characters' newfound wrinkles, but their facial expressions. shyamalan's formal…
wes craven's new nightmare. david lynch's twin peaks: the return. rian johnson's the last jedi. and now lana wachowski's the matrix resurrections.
the matrix resurrections is more than just straightforward about the preconceived notions of the matrix franchise and sequels and reboots on the whole, it's straight-up confrontational about it. it trades in philosophy of the franchise's past films and replaces it with incisive meta-commentary on the nature of a film like this, it even questions the validity of its…