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Girl Picture 2022
Rich kids crazy partying and making out in a club with cool music. Where are these people's parents and why they're all leaving in luxury flats by themselves? So glad I'm not a teenager anymore.
It checks major coming of age cliches (exploring sexuality, uncomfortable sex scenes, first love, falling in love in two days, breaking up, getting back together, family drama, career pressure, walking out because you feel everything is too much and nobody can love you, searching for the good guy, bff fight, happy ending). I got bored after one hour, but at least it's a nordic coming of age.
The Whale 2022
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"I need to know I did one good thing in my life."
The only way I survived was through unintentional transfer of my admiration and empathy for Brendan Fraser to his character and yet I could feel nothing but uneasiness, watching an estranged, anticlimactic Aronofsky adaptation of The Whale. But I absolutely adore Hong Chau.
Oddly, I liked the obscuring lightning, the theater production feeling, the compressed space that enhances Charlie's imprisonment in his own skin, the crippling weight of…
I rarely see a director who treats his story with such tenderness, evoking astonishing levels of emotional intensity, fragility, vulnerability in a coming of age so close to perfectly capture a beautiful, tragic, disheartening story about intimacy and identity.
Lukas Dhont delivered one of the most ethereal filmmaking I've ever seen, Eden Dambrine's performance broke my heart in pieces and left me dazed and inconsolable.