Burning ★★★★★

don't really have any analysis to add on my previous entry but i have finally upgraded the rating. i am just so enthralled with the way this formally lulls you into its subjectivity and practically has you screaming "yeah fuck this rich sociopath" as it seamlessly moves from it's class-based intimacy into the realm of noir/mystery only to have the destructive and ambiguous final image make you retroactively question every instinct the film has trained you to have. it's understandable frustration and eventual catharsis wrapped up in icky feelings of projection and justification, and i thought that on subsequent viewings and with knowledge of the film's shape the trick would get tired but if anything it's worked on me even more.

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