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C'mon, icheckmovies, where's the love for this amazing film? I'm surprised at how few checks/comments this one has for a movie this beautiful and offbeat.
The praise for this film is a complete mystery to me. The only elements that remotely piqued my interest were the trippy moments in the second half, but then I didn't feel the "mythical" ending was entirely successful anyway: it definitely verged on pretentious. The other 97% of the film is, to be frank, an absolute bore. A poor example of art-house cinema.
It's hard to deny some of the mysterious-transcendent qualities of this film (similar to most of Weerasethakul's), but the second half is barely watchable. Definitely arthouse in a positive and negative meaning.
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This movie ranks #6 in BFI Flare's The Best LGBTQ+ Films of All Time
This movie ranks #9 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
This movie ranks #28 in BIFF's Asian Cinema 100
This movie ranks #52 in BBC's The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #137 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #168 in Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists
This movie ranks #221 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #337 in Harvard's Suggested Film Viewing: Narrative Films
This movie ranks #507 in Mark Cousins's The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #761 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide