the cecil formerly known as Artist
The point is, he could paint this beautifully if he wanted, but he thinks this is better.
the guy next to me, who presumably also paid over $20 to see the new Miyazaki film 4 days early, came in 30 mins late with 2 popcorns, ate both quickly while burping and breathing heavily, got on his phone for about 20 mins, then passed out and snored in my ear until the credits were halfway over
i still managed to cry quite a bit and genuinely hope he has a good night
can't wait for the next one where there's another solid 60 mins of compelling comic book family drama supplemented by 80 more mins of Rick and Morty shit and just when we think Miles and the gang are cornered Tom Holland is like "guys, you're gonna wanna see this" and it pans over a bunch of IPs we've never seen before but when it zooms out it looks like a spider symbol and there's a story going around about how many animators died getting Spider-Whopper's nose hairs just right
If Holy Motors was Carax's tribute to the human body in motion and early cinema's limitation to the contained scene, Annette is his exploration of the film industry's mid-20th century foundational canon of romance films and, of course, musicals, and where we are now as the 21st century moves forward but popular media remains bound to the past, content to wrap old ideas in new clothing.
The film's opening lines, taken from the…