Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★½

Sound of Metal hit me harder than I anticipated.
The idea of losing my hearing has always scared me as a lover of music and sound design in movies.
Riz crushes the role and I really loved seeing the movie take the character through the process of learning 'how to be deaf' through different means. It was gut punching in so many ways but there is a heart to this movie that gripped me in those moments of brevity.
Movies like this that lets the viewer BE the character are so interesting to me especially in the scenes where Ruben is just trying to do every day tasks where hearing is essential. You just feel hopeless for him and you WANT to see that redemption arc play out.
Paul Raci is the best.

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