Noah Smith’s review published on Letterboxd:
A film so enrapturing, enigmatic, weird, beautiful, and real that I wish I could live in it. Even on what is my 6th viewing (three times before I got LB) there’s more pieces of the puzzle to fit together. And looking at other’s theories and interpretations reveals more and more. In my opinion, the most important work in Anderson’s filmography in character and craft, but most importantly, the thematic ties to his other works.
I’ve talked at length about this film elsewhere and always find it hard to put everything about it into words.
It’s a close tie with 2001 as my #1, but they’re so different and the reasons for why I like them so much are different. I’ll just say they’re both #1.