The nothingness of life is alleviated most by two things: film and love.
This film was absolutely perfect. The plot, the acting, the setting, the styling, everything.
One thing I really, really appreciated is that Dani looks comfortable in all of her clothes. She wears loose, soft clothing that seem eminently appropriate for her situation and character and do not try to doll her up for the male gaze. This is especially refreshing for a depiction of a woman in film, who are so often sexualised (especially by male directors), made to wear…
“Doldrums. Doldrums. Eviler than the Devil. Boredom makes men to villains.”
“How long have we been in this house? Five months? Two weeks? Help me... to recollect.”
Watching this film during quarantine truly gives it a whole new meaning.
In addition to this film’s themes of isolation, alcoholism and mythology, it also showcases the gravity of toxic masculinity between men. Throughout the movie, Winslow expresses his frustration with the way he is being treated like a “dog”. He refers to…