The Wes Group - 8 of 9
Going to write something extra special for this one, but give me some time.
Edit: How does one talk about something that has been their favorite film for such a long time? A film with so many layers to its storytelling, but with such a simplistic story behind all of it?
I suppose you’d start with the story. A young girl sits in a cemetery reading a novel. An author suffering from writer’s block…
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And like that, it’s done.
You can’t go home again. Your home has changed and so have you. A man walks into a river from his childhood, but it is not the same. The river is different now and the man is older.
So much time on the road, people get older and start to die. Wounds heal but scars remain. It all started with a young woman wrapped in plastic, but now Pete can go…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Tears at the prom. Man, this really is a great piece of work, huh?
An excellent film in its own right but a real example in how adaptations can work because this really is a separate beast from the equally great source material. While the book (King’s first published novel) is a work of non linear brilliance folding in on itself with countless perspective shifts across time and space and some truly tragic passages, the film contains a pretty straightforward…
A moving experience with a slightly uneven ending, but my mom and I cried our eyes out anyway. The whole cast is wonderful (my heart is always with Andrew Scott) and the passages with the parents are some of the most emotionally charged scenes of the year.
Casual notice: this got zero nominations from the Academy Awards while Maestro (a movie I actually like given some reservations) got seven.
Scorsese Retrospective Film 15
He's a master. This is one of his masterworks. Easily the best film of the year, and easily top 5 of his features. This just needs a rewatch for the 5 stars. I loved every minute of this. Every ounce of humor, every crumb of pain, and every sense of gangster-style remorse. This was perfect. Thank you for not letting me down, Marty.