dazed and confused
one of the most heartbreaking, realistic and honest portrayals of depression and isolation i've ever seen. antonio campos is so good at exploring nuanced experiences and making them feel like something anyone can deeply empathise with, bringing so much empathy and care to the surface of stories that feel so opposite. a truly incredible film
a film about all the perverted and destructive ways faith can manifest itself in people that doesn’t hold back. religious fanaticism taken to its heights, making for a series of disturbing and sinister events. it’s always difficult watching films that deal with religion and the trauma that can come from it due to how much of that i’ve personally experienced in my life from growing up in a deeply religious home to going to a catholic school for seven years,…
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i moved my rating of parasite from a 4.5 (which now looking back was far too high and overzealous) to a borderline 3 because i have since come to realise a lot of its negative aspects. first off, it represents class divide in such an oversimplified, pandering way that purposefully doesn’t cause any massive political backlash from the upper-class nor make them uncomfortable (meaning it can definitely be up for awards during awards season, and we can see how that’s…
somewhat underwhelming. definitely kaufman's coldest, most remote and down to earth feature, but nowhere near his best or most rewarding or most intriguing. a story about time and elderly neglect easily could have been far more stale and boring, but still with all the good here there's still a fair amount of insufferable dialogue and inconsequential events in this film that overall make it a tiring and long experience to sit through. normally i don't mind kaufman's pretentiousness, but here…