Lost in Translation ★★★★★

Sofia Coppola’s direction in this is some of  my favorite of all time. There’s a certain sensibility that Sofia possessed that’s so rare to come by. I think Richard Linklater, David Robert Mitchell, and Luca Guadagnino posess a similar sensibility. It’s the ability to let things breathe, to communicate everything in a single frame that makes this stand out so much.
 I’ve never seen such a beautiful portrayal of loneliness. There’s no exposition, we’re not given any reason to care about these characters, but Sofia trusts that we will, and we do. I could go on for days. It’s such a beautifully understated and subtle masterpiece.