"Comedy is tragedy in a wide shot."
Jim Cummings zooms in.
The execution was great but I wish it had more concise storytelling. I get that the character couldn't separate reality from the fiction in his head but it needed to start off grounded enough that it had somewhere to go. Can totally see how this connects to people who can get into the protagonist's head and I really wish I was one of those people too.
One of my most overlooked and underrated films of the year. As profound as Eugene Jarecki's The House I Live In. My biggest issue is that the pacing is way too fast, but that's just because the material is so dense. Honestly may have been better with an O.J.: Made in America length because the scale is sprawling and it leaves a few too many thoughts unfinished.
I think Yorgos Lanthimos is Wes Anderson's evil twin brother.
I love them both dearly.
While I loved this enough based on execution and experience alone, I adore the way it explores the vicious cycle of justice and vengeance. It's a deeply unsettling film, made especially brilliant by the veiled insincerity of every character all the time. I'm on board for whatever Lanthimos does.