Life is an illusion, cinema is the only truth.
One of the most restrained films of Nolan's career. The subject matter picked was itself worth rewarding and he also managed to justify it from a technical standpoint.
Now I can see why he wanted to make a film on Oppenheimer's life as it shares some common themes with his previous ventures, the one which immediately comes to my mind is The Prestige, particularly how Hugh Jackman's character ends up destroying himself with the creation of new technology. In The…
Sixth watch and there are more to come. The more I dwell into Synecdoche, New York, the more metaphysical it gets.
The haunting idea that stuck with me this time is of a director directing his own life story but ironically couldn't change anything.
It's like someone helplessly watching their own life from a distance while things are happening inevitably. How much control do you have in your life while being the so-called "director" of it? Fatalism dominating over free will here.
Taste of Cherry makes you taste the purest form of cinema. One of the best films which utilize the limitations of filmmaking from a minimalist standpoint.
The film is about finding a tiny bit of reason/hope/excuse to live in a life full of suffering that may be as small as a mulberry. All characters here don't have a perfectly ideal life, however, their outlook seems to vary. There's a beautiful shot towards the end where one can either spot a…