You go, I'll hold them off!
Hard to account for Recency Bias since I'm still coming off the high but while watching this, I asked myself multiple times "is this the best movie I've ever seen?" Probably not, right? I've seen, like, The Godfather. I've seen Seven Samurai. THOSE are the best movies of all time. But is this one of them too? Are film bros in 2075 going to be talking about Everything Everywhere All at Once to bored girlfriends while they all wait for…
A hangout movie with the beats of a love story because our leads don't have a language for their connection that isn't romantic, imo. Alana is in her mid-20s, doesn't really have a purpose, and being wanted can feel like a kind of purpose when you don't have much else going on. People make all kinds of dumb decisions when they're being wanted, and Alana's dumb decision is to contextualize her connection with Gary as a love story when it's…
On my most recent rewatch of this movie, a big puzzle piece fell into place about what exactly about this movie clicked with me so hard.
It comes a little over halfway through, when Cliff drops Rick off at his house. Rick asks if Cliff wants to come in and watch "my episode" of FBI. Cliff nods. "I just we thought we might. I've got a six pack, thought we'd order a pizza."
Pitt and DiCaprio are exquisite here, layering…