Heartwrenching coming of age.
This is only the third Wong Kar-Wai that I've watched, after My Blueberry Nights and In The Mood For Love, and the earlier two were under compromised circumstances - first when I was too young to understand and appreciate film, and the second I watched in parts due to my schedule. So this probably his first film that I watched properly, so to speak.
I was really impressed by the dynamism of the film. The colours, the freewheeling camera, the…
It's confounding. It's thought-provoking. It's unexpected. All the things a good documentary should be.
Makes you think about what art is; where do you draw the line between creativity and delusion? What makes art?
The documentary in itself is nothing like what I've watched before. It takes your preconceived notions and flips it on your head. Extraordinary.
I'm still blown away, speechless really.
"I think the joke is on... I don’t know who the joke is on, really. I don’t even know if there is a joke."
Ryan Gosling gives a layered performance in a role that hints at the potential he showed fully in Drive. Doing so much with so little, Gosling lays bare the empty life of a drug addict struggling to get by. Shareeka Epps matches him brilliantly as the guarded young girl who won't take no for an answer. Unwittingly discovering Gosling's character Dan Dunne's secret, she ends up being the one holding him up, rather than the other way around. Their chemistry…