I understand how A Serious Man can feel depressing and radiate existential dread, but this film has always provided me with such a sense of calm. The first time I watched it was when I was in high school, and I really didn’t get it at all. It seemed disjointed and pointless and nothing felt properly resolved. But I kept thinking about it and found myself rewatching it every once and a while because it never really left my mind.…
This was...an experience. I never wanted it to end and I kept thinking to myself “I hope I can see this on the big screen one day” because I just...wow...
I can’t believe how long I took to finally witness this, it has got to be one of the best films of all time without a doubt. I thought about qualifying this as best “documentary” or “concert film” but no it’s so much more than that it’s showstopping collaboration of…
There comes a time in every child’s life where their parents are demystified and turn into people. But it doesn’t happen all at once. It’s slow and troubling and sometimes terrifying. Especially when it happens amidst your family structure falling apart.
This film is a work of subtlety from Dano and it sneaks up on you. It’s wide landscape shots are not to showcase the scenery but to show the scope, the vastness. The emptiness the loneliness.
A stunning debut. I know I’m bias because I would literally die for Paul Dano if he asked me to but this film is beautiful