incredibly generous guy.
(rotating favs—mostly just the movies informing my thinking at any moment in time)
juliette binoche still steals every scene. there were aesthetic elements i was obsessed with. but where the routine of perfect days felt wondrous and awe-inspiring everytime, at a certain point this film became a bit route and uninteresting—especially in the final act. really special performances, camerawork, and set design and this felt so close to a masterpiece
i’m also sorry bc there were aspects of his performance and character i loved but the dodin character didn’t feel correctly cast, or something was missing. gives the feeling of a film constantly trying to tell you that someone is charming but it just doesn’t work.
gentle, delicate, tear-jerking, awe-inspiring. wim wenders still got it. what a special film and truly incredible soundtrack. hirayama just like me fr
i love the way wim films environment, whether it’s an urban form’s built environment or landscapes. just so lovely.
also—tokyo’s public restrooms?? we genuinely could fucking never
there was a brief moment before watching this film that i began to temper my expectations. i was reading kalki’s books (currently most of the way through the second) and i figured that it was just too impossible an undertaking to adapt it. but this didn’t let me down in the slightest. 10 movies wouldn’t be enough for the scope of the epic, but mani truly captures its essence without taking a literalist interpretation—kinda like villeneuve in dune but without…