Satoshi Kon truly is a genius that was so ahead of his time. I’d say it’s amazing that Perfect Blue continues to hold up to contemporary and industry standards, and while it is so upsetting that violent fan culture and people’s twisted perceptions/fantasies of idols and themselves are still extremely prevalent, this film is such an intense look and direct response to such awful things that I couldn’t look away.
Like so many others watching, I actually felt like Mima…
People keep mentioning how much better Lin Manuel Miranda is behind the camera and to that I say are you out of your mind… This is directed by a man who clearly has no idea how to adapt stage to screen and goes for THE most obvious and in your face way to play out both songs and emotional beats. Never mind the way the movie actually looks, which is as stale and gross as Jonathan Larson’s apartment, but the staging…