in no way an expert, just loves films
(no.1 favourite spot isn't my actual top favourite, just my favourite film at the moment)
Hell fucking yes
A joyous, heartwarming, goofy, endearing whirlwind ride through the hazy, dreamy streets of 70s Encino, as we follow the tumultuous endeavours of our two leads. Gary and Alana’s relationship harbours so much kineticism and friction on screen that I’m surprised literal sparks didn’t fly off into the audience. They are simultaneously wildly independent people and also desperately in need of one another, and I absolutely loved it.
Maybe it’s because I sit in between the ages of…
Here it is.
The review of the film that has been probably my most anticipated film of the past few years, if not my life.
First things first: as a visual, cinematic spectacle… Dune is second to none. Some of the images that Denis Villeneuve along with DP Greig Fraser were able to craft are truly things that you have never, ever seen before. And the sheer scale of this thing is truly something to behold. You think you’ve seen a…
Interesting concept, great characters, satisfying story…
But it’s just waaaayyyyy too long, and the consistently smooth and floaty camera both a) didn’t fit the grimy, noir vibe del Toro was going for, and b) definitely contributed to making the film a complete slog to get through
Heavy, heavy stuff
Watched this with a Q&A with Alma Har’el afterwards, which opened my eyes even more to the amount of heart that went into this already deeply personal project
Massive respect to Shia for delivering this unreal performance, and Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges were powerhouses also