Hot Take Nick’s review published on Letterboxd:
Sundance Watch #1
First official Sundance movie of the week (& ever for me)! I’ve been really excited for this movie since seeing all the really high ratings for this crop up here & elsewhere. And this did not disappoint.
I didn’t realize this was the end of a trilogy so now I want to see the first two. Really love the use of chapters & chapter titles in movies, especially this one.
The way Trier captures & displays the constant waves of emotions that someone in their 20s like Julie goes through over time & the way Reinsve’s performance carries those themes across the finish line with such sweeping ease is quite a feat. One line I thought came close to summing this up was when one of Aksel’s friends was telling Julie about the pressures of being young & how different they are now compared to when she & her husband were young. Overall, one of those emotional gut-punch movies that’s so well done. I wish I had more eloquent things to say about this because it does such an amazing job of hitting the nail on the head.
Add this to the growing list of movies that I feel like I’ll gain an even deeper appreciation for on a rewatch.
Neon, Ranked (#2 on the list!!)
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