When Walt finally revealed the secret of his meth manufacturing to Skyler, he created a separate world, layered on top of the existing one and nearly identical except for one crucial detail: this one contained the truth. And it was a world where he convinced her – slowly and successfully, using their children as collateral – that they had to live alone, unless she wanted to ruin everything. If she told anyone, even her closest family members, then it wouldn’t be his crimes that destroyed their family, but rather her – and her failure to conceal them. (x)
32. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, 2007, Romania)
incredibly ruthless, bleak, and emotionally taxing and seriously one of the best movies you’ll ever see. the glacial pace works in its favor because every moment is so intense and watchable that a 20 minute scene with a static camera seems shorter than it actually is. actually pretty relieved that it’s every bit as good as i remembered it six years ago.