A complex portrait of grief as well as a deeply critical take on the way people use faith and the way religion uses people.
"I don't remember"
Intimate in tone yet cosmic in scope. Profound yet comic. Quiet but full of meaning. David Lowery has created a near perfect cinematic experience utilizing visuals not volume. He accomplished this with lingering shots, long takes, a judicious use of words and an actor in a plain white sheet. Not many directors can claim that they created an existential cinematic triumph with so little but Lowery most certainly can.
Ranked #1 in 2017 Ranked
Ostensibly a "first contact" sci-fi film that is actually a rejection of a zero-sum society (:cough: Donald Trump :cough:) and an embrace of empathy, understanding and existential humanism.
While such a description may make this film seem large and impersonal, it is in fact the exact opposite - personal and cathartic.
Probably one of the best movies of the year, if not the last couple of years.