Idealizing the past, yearning for what could've been if things went how we wish they did, will keep us stuck in a vicious cycle. One clouding us from how bright the future can be, preventing us from truly embracing and opening our hearts to the present. As long as we're still treading the alluring waters of fairytales in the back of our mind, it's impossible to enjoy the waves of genuine care and love awaiting to wash over us in the here now.
"let yourself fall into the mist.
let all your passion out
in this neverending spring rain"
a magical journey in spellbinding colours with an enchanting atmosphere created by a combination of stunning set design & an ethereal score. displays of transfixing kineticism, seamlessly floating in appearance & deeply impactful in feeling; the powers of transformation conveyed through painterly expressionism.
a quest for a place in the world, acceptance in assimilation and struggle for liberation; existence & identity misunderstood and vilified; the novelty of…
wes anderson spring: continued - anderson's progression from storybooks to stageplay as his new framing device for capturing what cannot easily be put into words. an encouraging ode to stop waiting for the mythical 'right' moment & take a leap of faith towards whatever lies ahead, cross that bridge no matter how scary and painful it may appear. we'll be there for you on the other side, waiting with open arms.
oh dear. this marks the very first time the credits rolled on haynes' work and i feel like... there's nothing to left to chew on? as well-composed and acted as it is, the film skirts on the surface and (un)knowingly circles the void without ever really probing the darkness within - save for two brief scenes. overall much more interested in playing up the dramatics & displaying acting chops than it is digging into the violence and abuse that maintains the…
The bioessentialist question 'How come we never talk about women's pleasure or problems? If men had periods we'd hear about them all the time" posed early into its runtime followed up with a conversation about 'mansplaining and womensplaining' should've alarmed me to how surface level the film's politics are. They don't remain the only instances as the film is ripe with shoe-horned references to the #MeToo movement that don't address any of the movements' concerns in the serious matter it…
No worries, this isn't another review talking about how visually engaging and spectacular RRR is, because 1) there are countless reviews praising this film that way and 2) I'm more interested in what the film does as a whole. What do its visuals emphasize? What does it want to tell the viewer? After all, the film's title is RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) - so what's up with its politics? How are its characters written? How does it treat characters? What…