lucas’s review published on Letterboxd:
A young person playing Willie Loman thinks he's only pretending to be at the end of a life full of despair. But the tragedy is that we know that you, the young actor will end up in this very place of desolation.
RIP PSH. Death is inevitable but 6 years later man. This quote hits harder when I register his words. A true talent; a true face for us humans.
Synecdoche, New York is the scariest and the saddest film I’ve seen. Bravo Kaufman, but here’s his own synecdoche as he obsessively builds his own citadel of layers in his creative project just like our Caden. I don’t think I’ve caught half the themes on my second watch but the strenuous search for clues would have my eyes darting all over the screen like I’m on spice. Tackling them by analysis in this review would leave me sleeping.
Troop the pretentious membrane of mumbling & jump-cuts and we see a clear mirror onto you, whoever you are. Surviving the existential dread is the hard part. It’s too soon for the onset depression to kick in so I’ve scribbled this review ASAP.