I just wish I could protect river phoenix from the world :(
THIS WAS SO GOOD IF MARGOT ROBBIE ISN’T NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE AT THE OSCARS I’M CONSPIRING TO SEND DEATH THREATS TO THE ACADEMY
now that I have that down in writing...
the cinematography was actually STUNNING. so dynamic. it made PERFECT sense for the subject matter. I enjoyed the smaller aspect ratio for the interviews, too.
I’M SUCH A SLUT FOR PERIOD PIECES. the production design, costumes, and hair & makeup were MAGNIFICENT!
the visuals and sound design/score are so beautiful. the characters are complex (except I never connected emotionally with anyone but alma, which is probably the point) and so are the relationships between characters. the writing was good as far as dialogue and narrative, but the pacing was off.