Now I know I said The Souvenir was my last movie before going home, but this is my last last one (and I caught the former in theaters but watched this in my dorm, so that counts for something). It feels equally fitting after my first year in New York. I’d write an actual review, but I’m a bit tired for that. All I can say at the moment is I need to get some better lenses for my 5D.
I’ll be revisiting this once I’ve done more in film school than a sloppy Frame & Sequence project about a mannequin, but it feels right that I caught this at the Angelika as my last movie before going home.
There’s a lot to be said for the spatial awareness in this film, the use of mirrors, the rhythmic 16mm cutaways, but this is very much a character-driven film, and watching it, I had the existential experience of watching a relationship with…