Longtime liker of movies.
Pretty great! Love the way Kaufman shoots the scene where Geoffrey is first clearly replaced; he's always moving just out of frame and can't be grasped. And it's striking the way the paranoia scales up almost instantly. It's a little gradual at first, and then it's just everywhere.
The dog thing really freaked me out. Yikes.
I dunno, I thought this was great. He's one-upping himself visually and not even trying to go for emotion, which is where his films have often fallen flat for me. The levity lane plays to his strengths. And the same way it's striking when his camera breaks out of its locked off framings, it feels a little poignant whenever the film does go for a moment of pathos.
I'd rank the three big segments like this:
1. The first one…
There's definitely a missing angle. Others have said it better, but the film doesn't quite hit the economic and labor realties behind this subset of people. It's kinda present, off to the side of these great, human glimpses of an America I'm less familiar with. But it feels a little torn between the appealing possibilities of a life with no roots and a soft indictment of capitalism's wreckage. I don't think you can play Amazon apolitically. Still, it's pretty good!…