directors on my mind: mann//araki//wachowski’s//shyamalan//snyder//p.t anderson///p.w.s anderson
Todd Solondz is the type of filmmaker that does not want to sugar coat anything but instead give you the honest truth of life. And that is done in this film, another great and uncomfortable black comedy that displays the anxieties of growing up and the sadness of bullying. The writing here, as always, is great and offering moments of uneasiness that many should understand going in. The performances were all great especially by Heather Matarazzo who carries this film. My issues do involve some plot lines with her character and the themes portrayed not working more than others.
“Will God Forgive Us”
Catholicism and filmmaking have not met eye to eye with one another, each film has come off as preachy or straight up offensive on not understanding what the religion truly signifies. First Reformed is more than your typical “religious movie” it is a cathartic and at times agony inducing experience. The film follows Reverend Toller, a man who seemly has lost all hope for humanity; he has faith in his religion but also has lost faith…