A Monster Calls ★★★★★

I went in expecting a fantasy story about a boy and his monster, in a "Pete's Dragon" or "Iron Giant" sense. I left with tears in my eyes after seeing an amazing and beautiful story about dealing with loss, like "The Fountain" or "Mr Nobody". Subtle, authentic and deeply humane. Perfectly acted and with every frame like a painting - not only the animated or CGI scenes. That's what a perfect movie looks like.