This is my first rewatch since 2014 and wow it's been way too long, what a spectacular film. There are movies where you don't want to speak during it out of respect, then there are movies like this where you don't speak because you physically can't. It's such an overwhelming film. I feel as if it awoke something in me to want to create my own films more often and to watch more movies with my full attention, it's been…
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Okay big spoilers, I wanna go over a big fan theory
My big idea: This is a breakup movie and Sam is the Dog Killer
This might not be the deepest hot take but yeah it makes a lot of sense and I can't stop thinking about it. Of course you can throw that idea out there randomly but the thing that really got me thinking about it was how Sam already had dog biscuits the first time he ever…
Underrated Antonioni, just because it's not as great as his masterpieces doesn't mean it's not great. This is a deeply emotionally vulnerable story in ways that other of Antonioni's films never quite reach. It really touched me seeing Ida pour her heart out or Niccolò dealing with loneliness and trying to find an answer in the Sun. It's such a great movie for when you're alone on a rainy day and I think more people should see it.
I watched this again to celebrate the Oscar win and liked it even more. Absolutely stunning movie, perfect structure, perfect acting, perfect set design, perfect climax, and it succeeds in expressing clear and important messages. I'm also so happy to see it take the Number 1 spot of the letterbox top 250. This might not be in my favorites list but I'm always waiting for the next classic to be released and this has definitely solidified itself as a classic…