So glad I finally got around to this! "Stoker" is pure gothic magic, and it reminded me of the kinds of books I used to read when I was younger, which was dope. The imagery and storytelling almost felt like a modern-day fairytale and made my heart soar, and this is yet another instance of Director Park showing us the grossness and danger of men&the male gaze. I love this to bits (that fucking piano scene, man).
this movie killed my soul and i don't know who i am anymore... also low-key wishing that this could have been 2 1/2 hours of monica vitti making faces in the mirror. this could also be renamed "men are gross and ugly and can't stop staring at women."
*EDIT* i'm adding more to this because i read up on it a little, and also watched the criterion bonus feature of olivier assayas' commentary about it, because i really want to…
I don't think I've cried over a movie this much in a while, and even though I've seen it before, i just feel so moved by essentially every aspect of it. It's the most meaningful and touching portrayal of communication, perception, and pure feeling that I've ever seen in film, honestly. I love Theo and Amy's friendship and heart-to-hearts, one of the best and purest friendships to grace the screens! And Samantha's own development and wonder about simply existing is…