Beautifully specific to the immigrant experience, but also engrossingly universal in its exploration of lost loves and missed connections while also asking if it's possible to truly love more than one person (a painstaking question when all of your characters are so delightful). Past Lives is a heartachingly tender film that dares you not to feel for its wonderful characters. Life-affirming and bound to provoke introspection, it will have you thinking on all of those forks in the roads you have come upon throughout your own life.
Every time I see 'Black Swan' again, I succumb to its beautifully dark and sinister spell some more. I cannot pick any fault with it, and every aspect - be it technical or narrative-based - doesn't only make me fall in love with Darren Aronofsky's masterpiece a little bit more, but it makes me fall in love with cinema a lot more (I didn't think it was possible).
Because a masterpiece, a cinematic tour de force and a pure example…
INT. MORRISONS SUPERMARKET - EVENING
A shabby looking young man is pushing a trolley down the frozen food aisle of MORSSIONS SUPERMARKET with a lack of interest. His trolley is full of typical unhealthy food which is often associated to students - microwave meals and pot noodles.
He comes out of the aisle, and tries desperately not to make eye contact or even acknowledge other BORED SHOPPERS, he notices the DVD BARGAIN BIN. The BARGAIN BIN is full of DANNY…