Burning ★★★★★

Slow cinema has always had a warm and snug place in my heart. So thats why I love this film.

I have to be honest, the first hour and a half of this film was a hard watch. It was basically just talking and one asshole coming between two disgruntled half-time lovers. But once i started realizing what was going on, it had hit me. It felt like every single line of dialougue in every scene had a purpose and you had to pay close attention to what was going on from the very first second to fully realize what had happened by the time the credits rolled.

Every important character, that being Jung-su, Mae-Hi, and Ben, were extremely well developed. i found myself thinking about one-off lines the characters had said because everything had a meaning(I'll get into that later). The cinematography was gorgeous. It felt like every shot was well planned and perfectly executed to absorb you into the world of these three characters and their relationship to eachother. The lighting was very well done and reminded me of Parasite at times. All the actors gave really good performances, even Steven Yeun, best known for his role as Glenn in TWD, gave a career best, at least from what I saw. His character, Ben, was very memorable and creepy. The score was breathtaking and seemed to blend perfectly with the visuals, giving off an atmosphere that can only be described as a looming dread upon a horizon of fake smiles.

I wanna get one thing straight. This is my opinion on what happened. It may not be right, but i have many theories.

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