Burning ★★★★

I didn't even realize this was adapted from a Murakami short story until after I saw the film.

Masterful filmmaking. So many possibilities and interpretations within the story. I feel like that's the most interesting way to make a film, to let the audience decide what to make of it, rather than presenting a linear plot.

Performances are great all around, although I was rather struck by Steven Yeun - incredibly mysterious and he has something off about him, but a character I wouldn't mind having around, despite the eerieness of his personality and the obvious feeling that I wouldn't be entirely confortable.

I feel like there are a few subplots that are ultimately useless in a film that's already as long as it it, but nothing's perfect.

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