Critic, podcaster, teacher
star ratings mean almost nothing to me
My mental illness is that I kind of had fun with this in 2016, because, well, I love mess, and it also appeals to my worst instincts ('90s hip hop needle drops and Jai Courtney, specifically), and I will be seeking treatment. But goddamn, this is so atrociously bad on rewatch.
"“Nine Days” is also an exploration of our own relationship to cinema, the flickering images from the projector, or through the fuzz of TV static, that can capture, express or otherwise communicate something about life to a viewer. At its best, cinema can impart some wisdom about existence, a process that we witness the candidates go through during their selection; taking in small moments from each life and learning, or feeling, something new."