When a film (of this kind, too) connects with you on such a personal level it can be such a bewildering experience. This is exhaustingly brilliant and yet baffling- akin to life itself.
Kaufman really did make something that will live forever; it’s absolutely one of the greatest works I’ve ever laid eyes on.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, too, operates on a level like no other. Forever missed.
I can’t remember the last time I was this uniquely moved by an art form. I’m utterly blown away.
The way this film deals with acting as an art form for this discussion is magnificent. It’s some of the most clever and thought-provoking writing i’ve experienced in this medium.
You can notice inspirations from past films carefully placed which are vital to the film’s themes of mirroring, with two all-timer mirror shots that tie together almost too wonderfully.
Easily the best part of this was Christianity’s number one fan who was sat behind me. After Jesus gave speeches, he’d repeat the last four words and give a round of applause.
Then for his grand exit; when Saint Peter said
“He (Jesus) is gone from us”, he whispered... “Never” then grabbed his bag and proceeded to leave the screening before the film had even ended. Amazing.