Imagine the dark romance of Wild at Heart mixed with the body horror of Raw and you get Bones and All. Not because that would be the result of the encounter between Justine from Julia Ducournau's film and Sailor and Lula from David Lynch's film, but because the film mixes a doomed romance with a macabre subject matter. Bones and All might not be as resonant with me as the two aforementioned films, but it is still a good film…
Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning are the main reasons for watching this film about an actor living an aimless life with nothing substantial to it. Somewhere is also carried by its wonderfully atmospheric cinematography, courtesy of Harris Savides, which is allowed to immerse the audience through Coppola's graciously slow-burn direction. With that said, I wish this film leaned more into who Stephen Dorff's Johnny Marco is, as he doesn't feel like a character, but more a construct around which this film's plot revolves around. With that said, I still found a lot of breezy enjoyment in this confidently directed and acted piece from Sofia Coppola.
More than a year and a half on Letterboxd, and now with my 200th review. This shouldn't be something to celebrate, as others might have written an amount of reviews that dwarfs mine in that same time span, but I just can't resist honoring my own ego. Maybe I just like being an asshole ;)
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I'm going to gain a lot of enemies for this. Enemies who will try to point out that I "just didn't get the film" or "have a distaste for European cinema". First of all, I get what this film wants to do, and I see that many people like this film because it makes them think of the choices they take in their lives, and I respect that. I'm not writing this review to say you are wrong if you…