Just delighted that someone like Yorgos Lanthimos exists in the art world. A unique and one-in-a-million vision came to life. And Emma Stone in her most unhinged and unrelenting acting performance. The score. The set. Everything was rich. Props to the Oscars for recognizing films like this.
100% it’s a major upgrade to Bradley Cooper’s style and technique as a director but in my honest opinion, it kinda failed as a Leonard Bernstein biographical film. It could be any character or a made-up musician like Lydia Tar and it will be just the same. It focused on Bernstein’s relationships and not much about his legacy and music.
The much-discussed conducting scene while brilliant by itself, felt too long and sorta came out of nowhere from a film…
After watching The Florida Project and loving it, I decided to watch another Sean Baker film and loved the heck out of it too. Sean Baker is turning into one of my favorite directors. I loved how his films use mostly first-time nonprofessional actors playing outcasts and underrepresented people facing their everyday life struggles; and it’s done in warm, pastel presentation. Life’s hard in Sean Baker’s movies but there’s always some element of tenderness to it.
Red Rocket is a neorealist masterpiece. I loved it.