Koyaanisqatsi ★★★★½

Filmstruck Free Trial - Part 6

An awe-inspiring Icarus story that is all the more tragic because

a) it's real life.
b) it feels like anything but a tragedy until it's too late.

In the craziness of the last few months, just about every movie I've seen seems imbued with a new sense of sadness and fear. Koyaanisqatsi is built to elicit those emotions even in the best of times, but now the movie appears before us like a genuine prophecy, beamed directly to 2017 from the near past and the ancient past all at once. No longer a warning of the inevitable, but a lament of the here and now. A cinematic free fall from the greatest heights.

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