3.5+ out of 5 = recommendation
3 out of 5 = guarded recommendation
2-2.5 out of 5 = fine
1-1.5 out of 5 = bad
0.5 out of…
refn taking on the exercise of trying to find non-brechtian answers to the perilous question of how to emote, both in the act of modern socioemotional perception, and when reckoning with that perception's generally exploitative and oedipal roots. this needs to lean as hard into the aesthetic as possible to work and succeeds more often than not. good movie. should have been a tv show though.
the world as both already imbued with the material properties inherent to its creation and fundamentally, inescapably created by us. reversing causality doesn't escape it, but maybe an inability to perceive it expands the immanent plane of material possibilities in which it can get exerted. faith as the binding property behind the existence of agency: it's all only ever about what your tenets are.