Film lover & maker
Wow. Did not know what to expect, but this was definitely unexpected. Every frame, every beat is very much its own thing, the work of a singular, comfortably peculiar auteur. Left of centre folk art poetry in the best possible way. Feels messy at times until it gently lands its ending and you realise its been precisely calibrated all along. Those flower paintings are wild and the perfect encapsulation of the singular tone of this. Seems slight but it stays with you. Definitely keen to explore more Takeshi Kitano. Always ♥️ Joe Hisiashi.
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New Year's day watch. Somehow funnier every time.
Somehow a perfect blend of 30s screwball and 90s slacker comedy, wrapped in a Phillip Marlowe mystery. Only the Coens.
Every character is funny. Every actor is amazing (although MVP may be Steve Buscemi's hilarious non-character, somehow still the warm human rug that really ties this bowling group together). John Goodman should have an Oscar for this. The last act is his movie.
So many great things - the way we never…
Gorgeously animated and quite a bit heavier than I was expecting. The wolf stuff is fun, but pairing it with the Lord Commander stuff gives it meaning.
Song of the Sea had real sadness and pain, and this takes on the role of religious conformity in colonisation. It also puts kids in cages and flirts with real stakes (although it is still a kid's film, and all is resolved in the end).
It has a couple of really effective, rousing…