Bout to go on my Borat arc but instead of Pam A, I will be traveling across the globe to capture the heart of Tang Wei #crushing
I don’t think acting, direction, and cinematography can get much better but I found the screenplay incredibly disruptive to enjoying any of these delicacies. There’s a disconnection between plot points and narratives that seem detached and inconsequential and the emotional effectiveness of certain scenes of the movie that didn’t elevate these scenes as they don’t really serve any provoking character arc or an idea that builds coherently throughout the film.
The 3D was well worth the price of admission and I really enjoyed this a lot more on rewatch, especially now that I know the film is the first part of a multiple film series.
I think I gained a deeper sense of how much the film was focused on the messianic prophecy and the conflict between dreams themselves as prophetic hallucinations or rather deceptive illusions. Plus, I really enjoyed Chalamet and Ferguson a lot more this time around, including…
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This is a risky review. I feel like I could write a book about how much this movie made me feel and all the love I have for it’s idiosyncrasies, yet, it’s hard to even reach for a single sentence with this abundance of emotional response I had to this movie, which I foolishly put off watching for so long.
I think it’s my favorite work of one of my favorites, Charlie Kaufman; what he’s doing with the story is…