I find incredibly difficult to write about Ozu films in any meaningful way. The emotions his films bring out from within me are too pure to really be put down to paper, and I find Ozu to be pure emotion shaped by an impeccable sense of craftsmanship. The framing, use of color, blocking, writing- all pretty much perfect. The story and acting methods used to tell said story are much more accessible than many other Ozu films I've seen but no less impactful. This may not rank among my very favorite Ozu films, but pretty much everything he directed was damn near perfect.
One of the most compassionate and heartbreaking films I've ever seen. The flights of fantasy from a single unified perspective between two individuals in love were breathtaking. The way the film depicts how disabled people are constantly being taken advantage of is both admirable intelligent. I loved every minute of this masterpiece.
A truly cinematic experience that totally melted my brain. Who knew we would have another spectacle film this year after Mad Max: Fury Road? Epic action with a Malick flair? Yes. Every single wound and injury was felt by the audience. The bear scene and the opening battles made my jaw drop to the floor. I feel so so so lucky to have seen this early because this is a truly special movie. The kind of movie we'll still be…
I'm a huge fan of Dolan. I strongly admire all of his films, even some of his weaker stuff (Tom at the Farm, which I think is underrated). I sincerely believe he's one of the brightest, most innovative young filmmakers working today. I went into this with extremely high expectations. EXTREMELY HIGH.
And... holy fuck...
Dolan exceeded every single expectation I had for this movie. Not just a little, but by a fucking ridiculous amount. This simply put is one…