Essentially a trial run for Spielberg's later and greater historical films, but a very powerful first hour. Also even baby Christian Bale just effortlessly slays the screen. What a force.
But tbh The Wind Rises >>>
A near perfect movie about an imperfect, unshakably relatable woman. The 12 chapters present 12 brilliant commentaries on human indecision and the challenges facing especially millennial women. There were so many little moments that made me laugh, cry, or gasp; the montage of Julie's ancestors was easily one of the best insights into her complicated character and the modern challenge of being grateful and wanting more at the same time. This movie just gets it.
Real talk though -- where…