Currently Writing: "Are You Lost Little Boy"
Peele's most unique form of storytelling yet. What really caries the film is the themes, when it comes to themes there is a lot to unpack here and personally I interpreted a lot of different things from this. The film dives deep into the themes of technology, the media, race, and most of all the corruption of the american dream, e.t.c. I had a theory about the characters themselves, see horse are known to symbolize freedom and independence and monkeys…
I could nor root for or despise any character, because there was no kind of setup for the characters so the entire time they feel like strangers and tell me how or why I should empathize or despise a stranger. The first 2 acts are pretty boring and even though things actually happen in the third act, it's not enough to make up for the other two acts. Visually, this film is also very boring and there is no kind of reason or rhythm to the framing and shot composition.
Narrative isn't super engaging or interesting compared to his other works, but the third act does make it more interesting when it introduces more sub plots. Dialogue wise this is probably Eggers weakest, as the dialogue fails victim to cliche writing of that narrative, since it has been done so many times, but other than that everything else around it the production, execution, cinematography, e.t.c.
I am still surprised this is my favorite Haneke ( as of right now), the fact that Haneke was able to get such amazing performances from all those children tells you that he is one of the best Directors out there, and the Directing is probably the best part of this film, and although this his longest and slowest movie that did not bother me because of how compelling it was.