Can’t believe that fucking ugly fish cunt ate Pandora.
Best film of 2018? Possibly.
A slow-paced, gruelling character study in which Hawke gives a career best performance. It’s wonderful to see Schrader back on top form, this time making a gruesomely intense film from start to finish.
EDIT - It’s now been a few days since I saw this film and it’s had a profound effect on me. I’ve began keeping a journal, I’ve ordered the works of Thomas Merton, I’m considering going vegan again and I’m looking at pursuing a career in film. Thank you Paul Schrader.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I think this story sums up how scary this film was. As I was walking out of the cinema I replicated the tongue clicking noise that is a motif throughout the film. The two women in front of me stopped dead, before giggling and realising it was only me. But the look on their faces was of genuine fear, from just one tongue click.
If you’re on the fence about this film, please go and see it. The…
“They worship everything and they value nothing.”
As a celebration of my exams finishing, I’ve been getting very drunk for the past two days, and decided a pièce de résistance to these celebrations would be to watch my favourite film.
No other film has the ability to make me laugh, then cry, then laugh, then cry so repeatably and in such frenzy.
But really, the moment that makes this film is when J.K. Simmons does that little dance at the end. Wonderful. Really, really wonderful.
Watched on DVD.