Not immediately as striking as you would expect, but Anomalisa gets under your skin and makes you think. The more you think about it, the more you realize how brilliant Kaufman used the casting to reflect the movie’s message about egocentrism. Plus, stop motion is enough to win my heart anytime.
I’ve finally decided to use ratings. If anything, this film deserves my honest praise.
Parallels from The Handmaiden to Call Me by Your Name can immediately be made, but I think Portrait of a Lady on Fire deserves its own recognition and genre in which it is recognized — one which utilizes silence (a dearth of an overarching score) as a way to convey raw emotion. Céline Sciamma is a revelation, a filmmaker who strikes the perfect balance between poetry and profanity.…
Breaking news: the murderer behind the rape and murder cases that this film is based on has been found and arrested yesterday, after more than thirty years.
Bong Joon-ho once said during a screening of Memories of Murder on its tenth anniversary that the murderer would have gone to the screening. This is a man who revels in infamy and loves when his handiwork is talked about. The final shot of Detective Park looking directly at the camera is Bong’s message to him — he who remembers those horrible murders as sweet memories (추억) is the killer.
Today is the day the film’s story ends.