karsten’s review published on Letterboxd:
if you can believe it, was pretty confused the first time i saw this! but obviously that’s intentional on the film’s part, the blurriness hooks you in at such a psychological level. so my general reaction was cool, nice.
second time around, well over a year after my first time, i found myself connecting to this on a much much much deeper level. not just because i knew what i was getting myself into but it’s also just so much more hauntingly realistic than i remember. satoshi kon really is one of the best to ever do it.