I long for a kind of quiet where I can just drift and dream.
23 | UCC Film and Philosophy graduate, class of 2020.
Every single frame in this movie is a perfect, beautiful photograph.
Maborosi is one of the most delicate and honest depictions of grief I've seen on film. Firstly Ikuo's behavior, interpreted by Tadanobu Asano, is a subtle display of depression, whilst Yumiko (Makiko Esumi) is happily in love, young and playful. On the turn of her life, she begins to wither away, losing all her joy and youthfulness: her body slows down and she becomes more and more detached and…
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A nightmarish experience of uncertainty, delusion and duality, Perfect Blue surely leaves the viewers puzzled on a first watch, but equally mindblown.
As it is so easy to identify with the mundane, real Mima and her simple life as a promising young woman, we feel from the very start her paranoia, self-doubt and torment. The anxiety of making a wrong turn on your path and looking negatively different to the people that know you is not an uncommon recurrence in…
Yes, yes, and yes. Perfect characters, built layer on layer, step by step. A story that flows, unmanipulated, with a life of its own.
Last Life In the Universe poses a question and gives an answer, without doing anything pretentious, artificial or spectacular. It's mainly up to the audience to determine what it was asking and how it answered, but there is a journey, although subtle and calm... there is growth and change.
It's not many times that I find…