1666 > 1994 >> 1978
P.s., that shot of possessed sam running across the mall to kill her girl was the funniest part of the whole trilogy
Anyways angry lesbians always win
“To truly love someone is to accept the work of loving them is worth the pain of losing them.”
Proof that the best love stories do not need an ounce of toxicity nor drama,,, but simply the curse of impending doom looming upon star-crossed lovers.
Jokes aside, in Bly manor, it’s the love that haunts you.
This feels like Inception but not as good, which for me boils down to two reasons. 1) The plot is more complex, and technical/visual gimmicks appear at times that may leave the audience in awe, but will most definitely add to their confusion. 2) Even for a Nolan film, the characterisation for certain characters (*coughs* female plot devices) are thinner than usual, which makes it that bit less engaging.
That is assuming one didn't find the sound editing a problem. I did enjoy it still. Washington makes a fine, engaging protagonist. And my gay ass would enjoy Debicki in anything :')
As a second gen Chinese immigrant who recently lost a grandparent to cancer, I see many parallels between Bili’s experience and myself, including some hilarious moments in the way people treat us when we go back. Awkwafina does a respectable job, though her brand of child-of-immigrant definitely veers a lot more on the “white side”. Zhao Shuzhen (nai-nai) is great and the ensemble cast is strong.
From my POV, which is probably more or less what this movie intends…
Easily the most aesthetically stunning film I’ve watched so far this year. For me, there’s something incomparably mesmerising in the way dark skin glistens under lighting that knows how to capture them. The cinematography is bold but never excessive. The score was also an experience. What a feast for the eyes (and ears).
Plot-wise, a very promising (and at times hilarious) first half turned into a muddle of ideas in the latter. Gentrification aside, other themes seemed vaguely addressed, and…