Couldn't help but wish Charlie Kaufman co-wrote this. Visually it's great and I loved the weird and funny moments, but none of the larger ideas in the script, despite being intriguing, were really explored deeply or coherently enough to satisfy me. I wish I loved it, but to be honest I don't really get why seemingly everyone praises this movie so highly.
As a zoomer who listens to a lot of Kanye and Frank Ocean, I think I fit the target audience for Trey Edward Shults’ Waves, so it's safe to say I was looking forward to watching it, and when I finally did... let's just say I was compelled to write my first review on Letterboxd.
There's a lot to love about it—the beautiful colours and cinematography, the changing aspect ratio which follows the tension of the story, the original score,…