Burning ★★★★★


Excuse the pun, but this is a real slow burn. Before you notice it, it sneaks its way into your nerves and utilizes the most subtle details to build an unsettling feeling under your skin. It doesn't need a lot of scenes, nor a lot of lines to get you involved with the characters, and once it does, you are doomed. I'm not necessarily completely satisfied with the road it ultimately goes, but when I stop and think about it, it's actually kinda perfect. This is the type of film that's going to generate long lasting debates regarding its key secrets as people are gonna come back to it to break it down and try to completely figure it out... And I don't think there's ever gonna be one definitive answer for it, which is the most beautiful thing about it.