“Tell me everything you saw and what you think it means.”
I’m so surprised I didn’t see this crop up in more films of the year lists, a very powerful and perceptive movie that perfectly harmonises its wit with serious subjects and complex themes. Perhaps most significantly, Thompson’s picture promotes empathy by allowing its primary characters to breath - their flaws and outbursts did not wholly define who they were, and time was dedicated to uncovering how these traits often masked deep set insecurities and struggles. Saint Francis therefore was both extremely charming and intelligent - an especially pleasing combination.
“What people ought to do is get outside their own house and look in for a change.”
There’s a part of me that wonders what this movie would be like had there been no murder. In an age of cancel culture and online criticism of peers, how many people and their actions are misunderstood by others? Despite a lack of understanding towards their true intentions or struggles, eyeing passersby on the street can often inspire a tendency to critique and…