Everything AC's been working towards. A fusion of his technical prowess and powerful emotional, character-based storytelling.
Didn't vibe with the first hour, but have a feeling it'll get better on second watch.
Last 45 minutes or so are devastating, like watching someone at their peak.
Like pretty much all of his films, AC's the best because he rejects easy comparisons to other filmmakers. This is like his version of Neorealism right? Not an easy comparison though.
Fabulous, really fabulous.