I really wasn’t sure what to expect when I watched the French-made, Netlix-released animated film (that is meant for a more mature audience) I Lost My Body (i.e. J’ai Perdu Mon Corps). I’d heard such positive reviews that I decided to make it my first watch of 2020, and I was absolutely enthralled and entranced.
I consider myself fortunate that I have never been through or been witness to the sad, unfortunate events that transpire in Marriage Story. Writer/director Noah Baumbach has used his own divorce as inspiration for the movie that is replete with authenticity — or so it seems, to someone like myself who is (luckily) unfamiliar with such a situation.
2019 was the year of legendary directors at the top of their game, and The Irishman is evidence that Martin Scorsese is as good as he has ever been. People complaining about the film’s length (3.5 hours) clearly don’t appreciate the art of cinema, and with it being available on Netflix, it is very easy to take [short] breaks where needed, as I did without feeling overwhelmed by the film’s epic length.