"I got faith in you."
"I don't know. I just do."
"Alright, it was a miracle. Can we go now?"
every viewing is like its own mystery to be unlocked. i swear every time i watch this there's like four or five brand new things i notice that breathes new life into the images, constantly surprising and twisting my expectations even though i know the film beat for beat at this point. its new every single time. what a damn perfect motion picture.
an absolute delight. i think fran lebowitz is one of the only people ive discovered that i actually enjoyed listening to talk for hours, with marty's wheezy laugh at everything she said as a cherry on top. a genuinely fascinating look into how one person perceives the things around her.
the quintessential adventure. my lifelong favorite of the series since childhood, and it still amazes me that those feelings of wonder and excitement have not even budged in the slightest in the 14 year gap since i last saw The Last Crusade. the set pieces are tighter, it’s consistently and earnestly funny, has some good dads, and is a treasure trove for anyone interested in theological history. indy getting an autograph from hitler was as tense then as it is now. rips all around, my favorite spielberg.
"What is this love that loves us?"
in between the frames exists an almost metaphysical presence that makes me painfully aware of my own existence in ways that i didnt know were possible; the blood in my veins, the hairs on my head, the heartbeat in my chest. its a feeling thats both anxiety inducing and joyously new. i want to reach out and touch it, but im afraid it will break. i understand completely how something like this isnt for everyone, but as far as im concerned malick hasnt missed in over 40 years.
"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, 'Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?' Jesus answered, 'I tell you, not seven times, but seventy seven times.' "
- Matthew 18:21-22
forgiveness is hard. at times, it's borderline impossible. and yet the act of forgiving is the tenet of the christian faith. i've always been fascinated by the above verse growing up; how is it feasibly possible for someone…