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A Woman Under the Influence 1974
There are movies that move you in a way where you can feel the tears coming. Then, there are movies like this one, where the tears are already streaming down your face before you even realize what you’re feeling.
The Whale 2022
There is an honest and empathetic film this year with a leading male performance that is sensitive, true, and unburdened by a dated, heavy-handed script. The performances from the cast are delicately calibrated. The film beautifully depicts a complicated father’s realization that he maybe should’ve done things differently. When we reach that beautiful ending, our director has earned the emotional catharsis. That film is not called The Whale. It is called Aftersun.
Aronofsky can’t help but retreat to his usual brand of…