My second watch.
It took me almost two weeks, but RIP Bernardo Bertolucci. He was one of the greatest directors of all time, and this really is such a masterpiece. Beautifully shot, structured, paced, and written, it is wonderfully atmospheric and masterfully told. It's a brilliant critique of fascism and an even better character study. It really is one of the best.
I was a bit doubtful going in, but I had a blast. Rami Malek gave one of the best performances of the year. The movie as a whole was a bit rushed, but gave enough time to fleshing out the characters, especially Freddie, for me to feel the emotions. The soundtrack is probably the best in film history by default and the whole movie is just awesome. As far as I'm concerned, Queen is the greatest band of all…
I don't even know how to talk about this movie. Very little happens and it's sort of slow, but it's one of the most engaging, impactful, and emotional coming-of-age movies I've ever seen. It's absolutely awesome. The plot is brilliant and the film is really just something beautiful. I loved the four main characters and it really just felt so honest and true-to-life that I couldn't help but to love it.
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Ranking: 2018, First Time Watches
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What a weird movie. Don't get me wrong, though. I loved it. In so many ways, it really was the best movie of last year: it's definitely the smartest of 2017, the coolest of 2017, the most interesting of 2017, the best-looking of 2017, and maybe even the most original of 2017. But here's the thing: I didn't care as much as I felt I should have. Maybe a rewatch in proper circumstances (on a bigger screen with less…