At first I thought Children of Men was the most soul crushing movie I'd ever seen, but then I saw Synecdoche. God damn does this put you in a gloom, and it's perfect. There aren't many films out there, indie or big budget, that are able to examine the human condition as well as this film. William Shakespeare once said, "All the world's a stage". How true it is in this.
"The Triumphs and the Frauds, the Treasures and the Fakes. A fact of life: We are going to die... Maybe a man's name doesn't matter all that much."
In this part-video essay, part documentary, part critique, one of the most critically acclaimed film-makers of all time gives the biggest "Fuck you" to critics in the history of film. Orson Welles' swan song "F For Fake" is possibly his greatest work, right next to Citizen Kane.
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Truly the End to Evangelion. All 26 episodes of NGE are nothing but a build-up to this movie. Great action, drama, and revelations about life in this. The ending is still esoteric and rather vague, but it's all worth it in the end. This is the definition of ending on a high point.