The performances in this, especially Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X, knocked me off my fuckin' feet. I put this on as something to have in the background while playing a game on my Switch, and I was continually compelled to not just pause the game, but put the Switch down, because something incredible was happening onscreen. It demanded attention.
I've never watched a movie so deeply uninterested in being a "sequel." This is very much the second Bill & Ted movie, but the original had a franchise-defining template established, where the two leads would head back in time again, and Bogus Journey just says "nah, what about something way weirder?" It took me a long time to get on board, because it ditches some of the earnest cheese in favor of outright weirdness, but by the time they're playing Battleship with Death, I was all the way the fuck in. All-time great sequel, even if I think the original is a better movie.
Here's how I described Uncut Gems, after watching it: "Uncut Gems is the cinematic equivalent of having a two-hour heart attack."
I'm someone who doesn't like to spend money. It doesn't mean I won't spend money, but I will go out of my way to avoid it. It's why I drink cheap liquor and always bring home leftovers. It's why I'll combine two or three sets of leftovers, elements of food that should not be on the plate together, because…