i always start watching this and am like “is this really a top 15 movie for me?” and then the ending happens and then I’m like “holy shit wait maybe this is the best thing ever”
Listless wandering, empty relationships, meaningless intimacy and a veil of Americanized consumerism/entertainment all shroud this story of obsession. Hsiao-kang lives with an unfulfilling family life, only to invigorate it by dropping out of school and staying out multiple nights at a time. He falls in love with Ah-tze, and sees posters of James Dean around the town; the Americanization is represented through this, and Ah-tze’s Hollywood ending with Ah-kuei. Kang, however, is left desiring this ending with Tze even…
man, if I had the words I’d say them. This is partially me just being lazy, and simultaneously being enamoured by the pure unflinching confidence and “don’t give a fuck” energy that the whole thing radiates. I thought being caught up in the moment of my first watch was a big reason for loving this, as it seems like many people don’t agree with my sentiment that this is a phenomenal film— but I was proven wrong. The vulnerability…
100 Years 5/100
Fuck. I’ve been anticipating this for months and months on end, but honestly I don’t think I could’ve expected something this good. This is one of the most beautiful films of all time. Not only is it visually stunning and probably one of the best films in that regard, but the writing is impeccable— for Travis especially, but across the board it’s amazing. Subverting common tropes and clichés of American westerns— hell, of American movies in general,…
This was so sick. Quite easily my favourite Batman movie. I did not think I’d be saying this but there really isn’t a whole lot preventing this from being a 5. Though I’d be hesitant to call this a masterpiece, I simply don’t have any real flaws with the movie.
A huge plus in this movie’s favour is the way it combines the almost “ultra-realism” of the Nolan trilogy, more specifically The Dark Knight while bringing a more lively, Burton-esque,…
Literally no better feeling than going into a movie you had really high expectations for and still coming out pleasantly surprised. What a movie.
Right now I can’t seem to find the words to describe how I feel about this.... masterpiece, so if I do find them I will write a full review within the next few days.