Rewatching Batman v Superman was a great lesson for me in giving things a second chance. Just because something wasn’t for you at one point in your life doesn’t mean that will always be the case.
I watched Boyhood again because I gained a lot of respect for Linklater after watching his Before movies. He obviously has a lot to say about life and how it functions in a real, everyday way. Because of course, movies portray life in a completely different way than it actually unfolds. But Linklater tries to blur the line between real life and fiction, especially in Boyhood.
I fully accept that this is my personal bias. Maybe I just feel less cheated by La La Land. But I think Whiplash is the type of movie I will always be able to appreciate, but never love.
I’m not saying Jojo Rabbit is a bad movie, but I also don’t think it’s any better than “solid.” It does interpersonal relationships with comedy mixed in very well and it has a ton of heart, but I just don’t think it ever justifies its backdrop.