You Were Never Really Here

You Were Never Really Here ★★★★★

"it's a beautiful day."

the kind of viewing experience where you have to remind yourself to breathe. just as overwhelming on rewatch for sure. sound design and score are i n s a n e, emphasised by how stripped back everything else is - i loved when the two bled into each other, so you can't tell what's soundtrack and what's not. lynne ramsay tells stories about some of the darkest dark things, no doubt, but with a compassion and humanity that's incredibly genuine and seeps through so you're never too far from hope - never cold or #edgy or gratuitous, which is what i like about it best. for my money, she's one of the best working and most consistently impressive filmmakers we have, and i want her to do whatever the hell she wants for the rest of time. (+ joaquin obviously nails it. hammer pun intended)

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