A blindfolded trapeze act; a ticking time bomb; a dance with the devil. The camera moves like water, pace burning like aged dynamite. There is beauty here—oh, so much it—in its simplicity, in its façade of the mundane. But just beneath the surface boils danger, almost reeking of evil.
It’s 14-minutes past the time on your ticket stub.
But that’s fine: you and your friend reserved seats a few nights ago to the now sold out screening of the Titan-weight fight of the century.
You still have about a minute before the last car commercial ends, and another half-minute till the lights turn off completely for the trailers.
(This isn’t your first rodeo.)
Your ticket is awkwardly wedged in between your fingers that are wrapped around a large bag…
Groups who might enjoy this: film students, filmmakers, film lovers; those who want Into the Spider-Verse levels of animation injected into their veins; fans of animated films with hard-hitting family themes; older sisters, younger brothers, moms and/or dads; fans of robot apocalypses; lovers of silly dogs, chubby dogs, silly chubby dogs; tech-heads, dinosaur enthusiasts; and anyone looking for a whirlwind of color, quirk, and heartfelt, frenetic adventure
Groups who might not enjoy this: Furbies, supporters of the pro-evil robot movement
This was a whole lot of wholesome, whimsy, and warmth; like a pot of homemade stew hanging over a fire, in the black of night on a frigid December evening. The aroma of roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, and a hint of red wine welcomes you with a comforting embrace.
Quaint, charming little film overall. I've been waiting more than a decade for Dev Patel to take over Hollywood. Let's get to it, shall we?
If directors were cam girls
Ridley Scott: not sure if tonight’s show will be good but stick around to find out, you never know!
Burton: with me tonight are returning guests Helena and Johnny
Chazelle: jazz for me baby
Wes Anderson: *attempts to stay center-frame at all times*
Shyamalan: watch until the end. it’ll be worth it, I promise. ;)
Guadagnino: this’ll be another long one, we’ll be streaming Tilda sun comes up
Edgar Wright: with me tonight are returning…
1. “Take My Breath Away” 4:17 | Berlin
2. “Toxic” 3:19 | Britney Spears
3. “Get Another Boyfriend” 3:05 | Backstreet Boys
4. “Jump” 4:02 | Van Halen
5. “Country Pie” 1:37 | Bob Dylan
6. “U Can't Touch This” 4:16 | MC Hammer
7. “One Dance” 2:54 | Drake
8. “Dancing Queen” 3:50 | ABBA
9. “Crying in the Club” 3:36 | Camila Cabello
10. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” 3:13 | Taylor Swift