Based and kinopilled
If I'm being fair, I can understand why this was such a hit. Close ups on the drums, sweat dripping, etc - in other words intense, so fair enough. To a great many normies J.K. Simmons is probably the peak of acting, all yelling homophobic slurs and throwing chairs at people. I'm more of a subtlety guy myself but I don't doubt there are people like that, because people who love jazz are usually arseholes. So it's an ideological problem too, where music isn't about expression, but being bullied into playing 'accurately' or whatever.
We can all pretend to be cynical and scheming. But when we're faced with... purity and innocence, the cynical mask drops off, and all that is best in us awakens.
Cabiria is a human being. In his muse Fellini saw a person so singular, so transcendent. She exists in monochrome, in those shots where she occupies the centre of the screen with her animated beauty. She is fierce and resilient, but vulnerable: she has learned to survive. The world she…