ya know that whole relentless surreal nightmare thing that everyone praises come and see for, well this is that cranked. i live for this type of unique and inventive directing. i’m so pissed i have to wait for requiem because aronofsky is a mastermind. a lot of symbolism i would love to pick apart on a rewatch. i also really love seeing these underground careers that require so much more work than we think, like in nightcrawler. masterful film pls watch.
this film takes the whole adolescence scope and flips it. when you’re a teen, it’s always “oh everyone treats me like an adult but i don’t know who i am” so and so. but when you’re around 10-12, no one takes you seriously. you’re just a kid in their eyes, which is partly true but you’re a kid trying to find your own voice, realizing adults are nearly as clueless as you and to stop listening and following their every word. it’s a scary concept growing up in a world like that and with stellar cinematography, the 400 blows nails that head-on.