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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    ★★★★★

    Llewyn Davis is a man of constant sorrow.

    The Brothers realize his world as washed out dreamscape, each person and place drained of life (other than the Gorfein's and their cat). And we are always where Llewyn and his sorrow dwell. I don't recall any shots of the cityscape of NY, nor many of Llewyn entering a space. The audience just ends up where he is, Llewyn himself as the setting. He consumes and ravages these spaces, and so a…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★★★

    okay, little things:
    • the dress Alma models early on at the fashion show is patterned after the waitress uniform she wore when she and Reynolds met
    • Alma pours that long, heavy pour like thrice in the film
    • the people who said this film glorifies Bad Male Genius are idiots, christ
    • second (and other subsequent) viewings are best. this film is all structure, and when you see the kink in the early moments, it’s sweet as fuck.
    • this is my favorite film about marriage. if u know u know