damien chazelle diehard.
writer at discussingfilm.
RECURRING WHALE MOTIF
BELLE deserves the hype.
With a narrative pendulum that swings perfectly between stylish extravagance and quiet intimacy, writer-director Mamoru Hosoda elevates a familiar story into even something even more touching.
Not too shyly inspired by Beauty and the Beast, there are a lot of familiar story beats and even sequences, but this Hosoda manages to surprise with fresh takes on the material that revolve around the film’s own virtual reality, the “U”
As an animation enjoyer, the…
WEST SIDE STORY has rocked my world.
Everyone is at the top of their game. Spielberg is a master. Under his direction, Kamiński is a camera wizard, aiming a show-stopping light on the shining star that is Rachel Zegler.
So many things to rave over here. Too many to mention.
Full review coming soon to DF.