Knobjockel’s review published on Letterboxd:
Why is no one talking about Jessie Buckley's performance? Something really special has to come out for anyone to snatch this Oscar off of her. Her voice-overs are great and she perfectly pulls off the uneasy feeling that the story required, excited to see her in more films!
I was eager to see Jessie Plemons in a large role. He was good but played annoying roles in 'Breaking Bad' and 'Black Mirror' and his role in 'The Irishman' as Chuckie (fish guy) was more of a meme than anything else. He smashed it as Jake in this, a perfect balance of relatability and quirkiness made his dynamic with Jessie Buckley a stand out feature of the film.
I thought a re-watch would help me decide on one of the many theories that I have read, but the re-watch showed me that none of the theories (that I've read) fit perfectly.