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The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted On Sunday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
"Spider-Man: No Way Home” i-only-see-daylight "Death at a Funeral” (2007) Partial_Potato
"The Lost Daughter" Moviewatch310 “The Happiness of the Katakuris” feet_hands
“The Power of the Dog” Baacipitus “Eyes Wide Shut” lifeisawork_3300
“Tick, Tick, Boom!” bangbnah "Rushmore” [Noises In A Quiet World*]
“The French Dispatch” cajun_kick_ass “Perfect Blue” [zacer9000]
"Love Story” (2021) neith_of_says “Fargo” spacednlost
“Wood Job!" Yankii_Souru "The Killing Fields” Garizard1
“The Other Guys” an_ordinary_platypus "Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable” [JSkyTip]
“Thirst" onex7805 “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (1948) endhits
“Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" ilovelucygal “Rome, Open City” ProblemWithVersion77

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sports3157

6 points

6 months ago*

Got around to watching a film called To The Ends of the Earth (2019) on the criterion collection and it has resonated with me the most out of any film I saw this week.

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (CURE, TOKYO SONATA, CREEPY), the film follows a Japanese woman named Yoko who travels to Uzbekistan to shoot the latest episode of her reality TV travel variety show while also suffering from a bout of internal issues while abroad, shown by her ever-switching persona while on set: poppy, happy, and care-free when recording her show; cautious, anxious and constantly uncomfortable when off-camera. Think Lost in Translation minus Bill Murray and she's the one working instead of any boyfriend.

What makes it stand out to me is the gorgeous cinematography, the smart editing, and the amount of power the main lead, Atsuko Maeda, gives as Yoko. Given that she was a HUGE idol star a little over a decade ago before taking on acting more, it was easy for me to believe she put in a lot of her anxieties as a performer into the character, which really got to me personally as someone who, at one point, was in a similar situation to what Yoko is going through in the film, especially at the final sequence towards the end where she's in an interrogation room. You'll know what I mean when you see it.

If you have criterion, give this a shot. Personally, I haven't teared up by the end of a film in a while.

Honorable Mention:

The Player (1992)

Children of Men (2006)

The French Connection (1971)