I feel like a piece of shit for giving this two stars a few months back, especially now that I can’t get enough of it. This is now my favorite artist biopic— this film is desperately captivating and I’ve watched it twice back-to-back now, never wanting it to end. Bob Dylan is THE singer/songwriter, and his story is irresistible. This movie made me a fan.
Great film with classic tropes and character archetypes poised in a struggle against oblivion. The only thing that will save us are our stories and what codes they’ve hidden, lifelines to our collective past; platforms upon which the identities of all individuals lie in the face of the foe. That’s what Graham Hancock’s work will have you seeing anyway. It’s poetic.
Outside of a heavy allegorical reading, one might find fault with this film’s occasionally banal infrastructure. Sometimes it feels…
I wanted to write about this terrifyingly polarizing film for a while because it remains for me the most ambitious superhero film that has ever been attempted, with two of the most timeless superheroes of the 20th century: Batman and Superman.
Now, I assure you that I 1000% understand any and all hate for this film. I've watched the extended edition at least five times, and on the last three I didn't at all force myself to turn it off…
The journey inward? A tale of self-actualization? Of self-repudiation? Of fear in the face of truth? Of man's capabilities? The obstacles of the path? The demand of the superego?
This film isn't speculative, it's observant. It feels omniscient. Like a spiritual experience; it knows your mind and your life in ways that you never believed a film ever could.
I'll be dissecting this for a long fucking time.
Just found a new favorite.