So far ahead of its time then, and so far ahead of its time even now. The visual complexity of this film is still unmatched in animation and directors seeking to copy it in live-action (Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan). To say it is a critique on capitalism and the exploitation of women's bodies in the media is honestly far too simplistic a take: just scratching the surface of Satoshi Kon's layered, deconstruction of feminine identity in the age of burgeoning…
i have to rewatch My Blueberry Nights but I can really feel the disconnect between the Leon Lai/Michelle Reis subplot with the rest of the film (because of Reis' lack of experience on camera and Lai's inability to connect with her). Takeshi Kaneshiro's plot is the best part and I think this might be one of my least favourite WKWs trolololol.
I liked this film a lot because it is one of the most accurate depictions of female friendships I have seen on screen. That is a little sad, but that says more about the state of Hollywood and its writers.
But anyway, written and directed by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, Life Partners is about two best friends, Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs), who are both 29 and navigating their late 20s as best as they can. Leighton…
I thought this movie was really accurate as to the depiction of how teenage girls behave and think and relate to one another, especially in the ways they can love and care for their friends and at the same time hurt and exclude others. It cut so close to home for me because I was every one of the 4 main girls at one point and could relate to all of their experiences.
The strength in the screenplay is also…