Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko ★★★★½

every single thing about this film felt like a chess game where every move is choreographed perfectly. it's crazy how everything was linked to each other right from the start. you only realize this is one of the best films you've ever seen after you read explanations and theories & realize how smart it actually is. this film is too smart and complex for anyone to ever fully comprehend and if that mindblowing loop theory is right, then this is probably my favourite opening of all time. richard kelly is a mastermind. donnie darko was harder to understand than anything i've ever seen before, including memento and taxi driver & yes i found taxi driver quite difficult to understand. i'll need a rewatch and in my opinion, so will everyone else who watches this. it's definitely not something you'll understand by watching it only for once. besides, this film cannot be understood just by using logic.

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