good film but i wish it wasnt somewhere i was already predicting half an hour before it ended. at least it followed through. brilliant storytelling nonetheless especially with a character who is never physically in scene, and shoutout phoenix for being an all-star actor as always making me understand how hes feeling while talking to himself.
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one of the best horror films in recent years, not necessarily because of scare-factor (are horror films even scary anymore?) but because this film oozes creativity. its a fantastic idea that could have just been jump scare after jump scare or turned into some sort of haunted house filled with traps nonsense. i enjoyed how many times i had to change my mind when it came to who i should root for here. also even though i liked the ending mostly i dont like how it kind of shoehorns a sequel in.
quite possibly the greatest film ever made. this is a film that is humble to its core yet is so outspoken about its messages its impossible not to listen. so much powerful imagery and many important conversations and journeys throughout. tarkovsky proving his genius use of color as well (id rather not spoil it). watching it in a theater is just a spectacle.
life imitates art. and thus art imitates life.