Film buff in training and your friendly neighborhood Kurosawa stan. Dolly zoom and jumpcut enthusiast.
I can 100% see the Do The Right Thing comparisons. It just happens to be in my top 10, so this definitely was my thing. It’s like the perfect mix of that and Kids, in a good way. The cinematography was amazing and the performances were great, I’m not ready to say it’s in my top 10 but it’s for sure a masterpiece.
This movie hit me like a bus. My grandmother has dementia and the effects its had on her were echoed through Anthony Hopkins' performance. It was so unbelievably relatable and also heartbreaking. Also, Anne reminded me of my own mother, which makes this so much harder to get through. Not that it's bad, quite the opposite. I felt like I was looking through a mirror while watching this, and it was therapeutic to an extent but also even more depressing. I doubt I can see this again, but as awards season is coming around, whatever it wins, it deserves.
I got a lot of French New Wave vibes from this, in all of the drawn out philosophical monologues from both characters, and it especially reminded me of Breathless, which is in my top 10, so this was absolutely my shit. Ethan Hawke gives a performance damn near as charming as Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Julie Denpy is amazing as well. It made me feel really lonely and miserable at the end but it’s still mind blowing how this movie is so good. (Also I wanted to start 2021 hot and I set the bar very high with this one!)