i saw somewhere that this was one of the most complex films to edit of all time, and i totally see why and think it was very worth it. props to nick johnson & will merrick for being able to work with 33(!) video tracks and execute them so precisely to aneesh chaganty’s vision. i’d leave my job at google to make such an incredible and immersive film too. hope we get more movies like this. gonna check out the unfriended movie soon probably, really enjoyed this.
the theater was right above subway tracks so occasionally a train would go by and shake the room and fritz thought it was part of the incredible sound design. the thing is, it wouldn’t be out of place.
i can see the taxi driver/drive/good time comparisons, but this is a more impressionistic and esoteric film than any of those. also probably more fucked but idk. gotta see again.
so glad i saw this in theaters and not online, i don’t think it would’ve affected me nearly as much if i did.
very very strange movie, which i never thought i’d find myself saying about a blake lively/anna kendrick/paul feig joint... right off the bat something’s off, between the entirely french soundtrack to the vlogging to the irreverant commentary from other parents and then boom 25 minutes in it’s revealed that our protagonist is incestuous, and it just gets stranger from there (and not just in what actually happens, but in the way it happens and how it’s structured too).…