School of Rock was very well done and very enjoyable.
Lost in Translation was great. Everything about the film was successful, but I especially enjoyed the subtleness. The direction was perfect, in how underplayed and minimalistic it made everything seem. I wasn’t truly impressed though until I found out that Sophia Coppola wrote the script as well. Bill Murray was made for the part, but everyone else was satisfactory. The entire movie felt to me like a simple glimpse into the chance interaction of two people, and it began as gently as it ended. The audience is left as an observer, which made everything all the more believable to me. I interpreted the story as the interaction of two people, who are at two completely different points in their lives. As a result, their communication becomes jumbled. Lost in translation. They discuss the same things, but they’re not quite saying the same things. The resolution came from the end, when both people recognized the relationship they had, and it was as far as it should have gone. Anything else would have seemed ridiculous. I think it was an overrated movie, but definitely one that deserves a healthy, generous amount of praise.
I’m at a loss for words. The entire experience was almost completely ineffable. I laughed. I cried. I got goosebumps. I melted. A complete masterpiece, and the one of the most poignant films I’ve ever seen, although I’m partially biased due to my current circumstances. Where the Gondry/Kaufman duo failed in Human Nature due to an unsupportive script and resulting superfluous directing, this film has completely succeeded. A movie I will be buying. A movie I will be watching over and over again. A movie that would have changed my life had I not already come to the same conclusion a few months earlier.