Maybe it’s just me being a complete hopeless romantic, but my favorite genre of film will forever be dry humored period rom-coms. Bonus points if they end with a beautiful sunlit kiss in a wide open meadow while the music swells behind them.
This was so Baz Luhrmann it wasn’t even funny and honestly, I thought it was spectacular. It really is a spectacle worthy of its subject.
Playing someone that iconic is inevitably going to be a daunting challenge but Austin Butler clearly put the work in and it pays off immensely.
I loved the emphasis on the blues influence and the scene where Luhrmann manages to visually show the confluence and creation of rhythm and blues really blew me away.
This is my first Coen Brothers film (I know, I know!) and I am sold. I have so much I want to say about this, I had to sleep on it before I even attempted it, and I still don’t trust I’m going to hit it all, but we’re giving it a shot.
I watched this anticipating it would complement a very specific mood I was in, and I was absolutely correct. I’m the kind of person who doesn’t always…