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It feels as if Mia Hansen-Løve’s films have been building to this crescendo that is Bergman Island.
I find it interesting that some critics have described this film as a “love letter to Bergman” when it isn’t particularly. It is more so a love letter to the creative process, the island being used as an excursion into the filmmakers subconscious - by the filmmaker themselves. In Bergman Island it is through the creative process that Chris finds refuge and an…
This is such a unique Julia Ducournau thing that I can’t even see Cronenberg parallels it’s just it’s own weird thing…like not even perverted as some critics have described it just feels like an earnest found family gender boundary defying masculinity navigating motherhood film wrapped in a body horror car fucking little bow
Hard to form into a comprehensive review how gorgeous this film is like WOW!! Campion on top form, her exhibition of male desire and brotherhood is a departure from her female focused narratives yet so distinctly similar. This is ostensibly a western yet, with Campion’s contortion and subversion of heteronormative masculinity and homoeroticism attributed to the notion of men desiring men to be “real men”, it’s hard to classify this as a western that we’ve seen time and time before. …