It's probably not Patton's fault but this had been hyped up in my mind as being an opportunity to cathartically deal with some loss in my own life and it ended up falling short of that. It's still comes across as a guy honestly expressing what his life has been like over the past year, including some truly touching insights.
I've been aware of Barton Fink for as long as I can remember. This is probably, as is the case for most of my cultural awareness, because of The Simpsons. That being said, I found the movie to be a nourishing look at the creative process, movie-making, and the stories we tell ourselves to keep ourselves going.
I hosted a podcast episode about the movie, which you can find here.