The final sequence, after the sunrise, is alone worth the entire watch. It’s amazing how Antonioni managed to wrap up Giovanni and Lidia’s marriage main narrative plot and convey something so complex using just a few lines and a letter. Truly depressing and real, how can you not appreciate it. I also liked how the protagonists always make you feel that the story is not being set aside over secondary situations and encounters; there is a lot of build up but you get rewarded with interesting dialogues that explore other themes.
FINALLY another good 2020 release!
I’m really struggling to find something I enjoy coming from this year’s productions, but this gave me hope and will to wait with anticipation for what’s to come before the Oscars. I loved how they utilized apples and made them an emotional trigger, aswell as the entirety of the first sequence.
Very powerful stuff.
Martha is amazing and as for Ellen, well, it’s simply a treat to witness her acting.
Based on Sally Rooney’s novel, aka one of my favorite books of all time. I can’t overstate how much of an impact Normal People had on my life, and even if this doesn’t quite match the original, it holds up tremendously well and still gave me the right feelings.
Kind of a shame that a couple of episodes before 10 were undertone, especially 9 which could have even been entirely cut off from the show without any consequences.
Paul Mescal is so good, and so is the chemistry between him and Daisy. When they cry, I cry ♥️
‘’I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you're the greatest woman on earth. I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do…I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me.’’
It started off with good premises, and the sequence at the farm was great and engaging. Too bad it all went to waste, as the rest of the movie is a complete incomprehensible mess. The car scenes are insufferable at some point, and if that was the point that makes it even worse. The finale is one of the worst things that happened to me in a while, and I feel like I just wasted two hours on something that has no explanation.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Far East Film Festival #2
Husband discovers how much he really loves wife only after her sickness, and decides to keep her memory alive by creating a sex doll after her. I get it, the movie shows you how bad things can be turned into something positive if you don’t surrender to them, and underlines the importance of communication in marriage. Except a lot of things just don’t work out or aren’t believable. For example the fact that for almost…