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What a beautiful film. I could watch Koji go about his day-to-day life for hours. It’s about romanticizing small details, and using the repetitive nature of modern society as a mediation of sorts while not forgetting to fill your downtime with the things you love.
There is a bit of a darker note to the way the protagonist is living his life because he’s “hiding” somewhat from troubling feelings he holds about past events in his life.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Alex Garland isn't shy about making ambiguous films--while Ex Machina (2014) was a fairly straightforward sci-fi flick, his follow-up film Annihilation (2018) delved heavily into surreal territory and had an ending that was cryptic to say the least. His latest film Men (2022) dives headfirst into full on allegory territory, and is destined to be divisive and heavily discussed for a long time.
Jessie Buckley plays Harper, a young woman who has just exited a toxic marriage to her ex-husband…
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