So...this was incredible??! Not sure why it took me so long to watch this and now I deeply regret not seeing this in theaters on a 20 foot screen. Best action movie I have seen in a MINUTE.
This was so bad. Is it okay to just call a thing a thing? The shitty CGI, the barely developed characters, the overall joylessness, the meta jokes to let the audience know they know they’re in a movie wink wink nudge, the white characters being the heroes while Black and brown people play a support role and I’m just...so over it. I love Brian Tyree Henry so much and while I am sure he got a NICE check for being…
What a beautiful movie. It flows in and out of time, tracking two Black deaf women who find (and lose, maybe find again) love in early and late 20th century Chicago. There's so much here to absorb: the Great Migration, disability, illness, and how love can be a sweet balm to the hardships we all face in life and it can also, simply not be enough.
I've never really been a fan of period dramas and I also never really got into Louisa May Alcott so maybe that's why I felt a little cold throughout this movie? I have been seeing rapturous reviews for this so I prepared to give it a chance and be pleasantly surprised (which is what happened after I saw Lady Bird) but after Little Women ended I felt like, "oh okay that's fine."
I guess I am just tired of period…