4:44 Last Day on Earth

4:44 Last Day on Earth ★★★★½

"I know it's mad, but if I go to hell, Will you come with me, or just leave? I know it's mad, but if the world were ending, Would you kiss me, or just leave me? Just leave me."

Stimulating emotional apocalypse film that is processed in the spiritual rather than the cerebral. It gets lost in digital mirage, it runs through the films pours. All the conversations these characters had I found extremely familiar, it felt like it was directly speaking to me in a way, like a comfort almost. This is the most sentimental Ferrara film, the fact that the concept of the film is such a dark one it allows Abel to find some joyfulness within humanity itself. It proves to me that Ferrara doesn't fill his films with coldness or empty conceits but with finding the reality of the situation, giving it the most biting yet emotionally honest framing. Its simultaneously liberating and damning, it's that perplexing dichotomy that will always keep me coming back for more.

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