A three-hour-long, heady, Oscar-nominated Japanese film about a widower attempting to stage a version of ‘Uncle Vanya’ may not sound like riveting stuff, but ‘Drive My Car’ is as close to a game-changer as anything that has come down the pike in recent years. Though it spends most of its time wandering and meandering like an aimless stroll through an abandoned town, it never stops being absolutely riveting in its presentation. It’s not until all is said and done that you realize what a masterful film you’ve just experienced.

5/5 stars