Hello to Jason Isaacs.
Koreeda's been one of the greatest humanist filmmakers, and probably the greatest in the last three decades. And to get this out of the way, his movies have affected me in ways very few films have, and he's by far my favorite filmmaker.
His filmography is filled with stories about the human condition, and even though they champion the small things that bring us all together, there's usually some big conflict in the middle of the plot. Most of the…
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Nicholas Hoult's character secretly taking photos of the food even though he knew they were all going to die was the smartest piece of satire in the movie.
Overall very fun. Didn't know anything about the movie other than the poster, so I was expecting a much more serious tone, but the movie fully embraced the goofiness of the situation.
As satires go, it was a bit too on the nose with its message -sometimes knowingly so- but I was…
The thing that made "The Man from Earth" so popular and loved despite its lack of budget and general flaws is that its main focus was the "game" between the lovable characters. A no-budget sci-fi "12 Angry Men" with some philosophy sprinkled on top. Religion only became a part of it during the third act and it was handled as the big "twist". It was a charming, quiet, funny and mysterious little movie.
What this sequel does, is take everything…