Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York ★★★★★

All Films Watched in 2020, Ranked / 5 Star Films

SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK 080820 on Vudu:

wow. a spectacular and moving film.

intricately detailed in every way. it's profound; deep, lovingly developed, flawed characters. gorgeous set pieces. it's ambitious. i love the literalized subtext, yet it still manages to be subtle.

honest, complicated, beautiful. hopeful, tragic, and a surrealistic dystopia that's painfully real. time is indiscriminate as a force of destruction. people are fragile. routine till death, searching for purpose. we're all trying our best. yearning for understanding.

i miss PSH.

"you realize you are not special. you have struggled into existence and are now slipping silently out of it. this is everyone's experience. every single one. the specifics hardly matter. everyone is everyone."

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