Okay, so maybe it's a loose fit for a Halloween film, but I HAD to find an excuse to rewatch this. And having done so, it's absolutely cemented itself as one of the best films I've ever seen, so ooozing with creativity and empathy and unbridled, endearing doomerism.
Few movies feel so comforting despite their atmosphere of raw cynicism and cosmic horror. The surrealist flourishes of Nowhere feel so perfectly integrated with its characters, language, preoccupations, and bleeding heart sincerity. I'm interested to see how Donnie Darko holds up in comparison, because so much of that film's appeal is here in spades, loosened up and given a bit more room to breathe within its suffocating downward trajectory into post-ironic teenage nihilism. It feels like a scream into the unknown we now live in, a vision firmly planted in its present because it can't envision any future. And I'm completely in love with it.
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