Uncut Gems is a furiously energetic crime film that creates relatable and empathetic flaws for its protagonist which makes all of his decisions so important as the emotional connection makes it so much more impactful when you know his latest move is going to end up badly for him. Unfortunately this rewatch made me realise that the film isn't that deep at all, but then again that isn't the point, it is a film that is supposed to hold your attention with its over the top style and achingly intense narrative, and it definitely achieves that.
Anomalisa is the ultimate depiction on loneliness and the feeling of alienation from other people, telling the story of Michael who quite literally has to deal with the same people all the time as everybody he meets looks and sounds exactly alike and I believe that this is an obvious metaphor for how people all act like each other and that true individuality is a rarity. It pretty much sums up the phrase everyone is everyone.
Paterson is the most comforting film ever made, depicting the mundane in a spiritual way so that every moment can be relatable. I was planning on doing a longer review for this but, and this isn’t an excuse to be lazy, Paterson is one of those films that are experiences and not typical narratives that need to be talked about, it is a feeling above anything. So very nearly a five star film and I might think on it and decide to change my rating in a few days.
A very emotional story about adolescents who live in surroundings that constantly tell them to be sheep and plan out a life for themselves that other people will be impressed with. Thankfully for these students the best teacher in the world comes along who teaches them to think outside the box but to also think from their own hearts.
The scene where he makes young introvert Ethan Hawke stand up in front of the class and shout out his barbaric…