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It’s really impossible for me to discuss this film (even though my thoughts on the film itself will be minimal) without discussing how I came to see it, so I’ll start from the beginning.
On the day the first trailer for Licorice Pizza came out, I watched it a good 4-5 times within the first couple hours. I was beyond excited, but also tremendously sad knowing I’d have to wait to see it. A number of watches later, however, and…
For those who don’t know, in an interview in the past couple days, PTA said, and I quote: “I liked ‘Venom 2’”. I had absolutely no plans to see this movie in a theater but, since hearing about this masterpiece of spoken word from the master himself, I decided it was worth my time and money.
I hope I get to meet Paul Thomas Anderson one day just so I can tell him I spent $12 to watch Venom: Let…
This was everything I wanted it to be. It was horrific, beautiful, pretentious, and just bloody perfect (figuratively and literally). It’s BY FAR my favorite movie of the year, and the only movie I’ve ever seen that could even come close to topping The Social Network as my favorite movie of all time.
I’m going to hold off till a rewatch to put this on my favorites list (edit: lmfao that didn’t happen) but seriously, I don’t think one watch…
I’m kind of speechless after this. Not to say that this is a perfect film, but damn, they really did this story right. I guess Bohemian Rhapsody really messed with me to the point that I thought that wasn’t possible, but Fletcher, John, Egerton and co. pulled it off.
Everyone reading this should probably be aware of this in advance: this is just as much a musical as it is a biopic, and it balances both perfectly.