forever conflicted over how much I love tom crusie
Reynolds is the perfect character for Day-Lewis to bid farewell through. He’s a man whose lifelong passion serves as both sustinence and poison. His fascination in and love for fabric constantly undercut by its necessity for flesh. A man who dresses to disguise, to perform, to exist. When that is taken away - what is there but the heart wrenching and cruel come down? Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
Arguably one of the year’s biggest releases, Alexander Payne’s Downsizing has been a passion project in development for nearly a decade (since 2009). His first written/directed feature since Citizen Ruth to not be adapted from previously existing material, Downsizing is an ambitious yet immensely flawed film. Sure, the concept behind the film is brilliant: a Norwegian scientist (Rolf Lassgård) discovers how to shrink humans down to the economic and ecologic friendly size of five-inches, but the execution leaves so much…