Undeniably innovative and profound (obviously). Its ideas are beautifully conveyed and hit quite hard. Also probably technically flawless. I was never bored like some people are, but the way the story is told made me feel distant from the characters in a way that I couldn’t reconcile.
I wasn’t planning on watching any films from tiff this year, but tonight I caved and decided I’d watch a few of the ones that were getting a lot of praise.
I don’t have much to say about this movie, other than that it’s totally brilliant. Mads Mikkelsen gives a moving and layered performance - easily the best I’ve seen this year and one my favourites from the last few years. The cinematography is also great. It manages to both…
It could just be the hype of the incredible crowd reaction and ovation and seeing Jonah Hill moved to tears, but Mid90s blew me away. A mature and honest look into the lives of children and the important themes of growing up. Jonah Hill is the perfect person to pull together a cast of kids like this and extract the best possible outcome. Something truly special.
I did not expect to like this movie nearly as much as I did. It’s a pointed piece about forgiveness and growth that you can tell is helmed by a director who respects Mr. Rogers and wants to show the importance of his lessons. This takes a totally atypical and stylistically different approach to the biopic, which I would hesitate to even call this movie. Rather than trying to simply tell his story, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood captures the essence Fred Rogers and turns his words into action.