Are the violence and oversexualization of female bodies here supposed to be artistic? Enlightening? Excusable? I had never been so insulted watching an animated feature before but the protagonist in Belladonna of Sadness was never allowed to have any admirable qualities. She was a lot of things and nothing at all: a newlywed, a raped woman, an undesirable woman, a witch, an abused wife, a victim. I was utterly repulsed by the way she was treated, even during the last…
It lives up every single expectation. It is that good, y'all. Miles Teller was/is so fucking talented and I grow to like him more and more. J.K. Simmons was loud and immensely terrifying. They two gave one of the most intense performances I've ever seen. I kept finding myself clenching my fists and my heartbeat racing with Teller's drumming. Whiplash is glorious!