Your friendly neighborhood cinephile.
I'm fully convinced Anya Taylor Joy's career trajectory is the only reason any studio made the concious descision to greenlight this total nothing-movie. Such a disaster of a project plagued by countless delays and on-set drama. After two supreme duds in a row, they should just shelf the X-Men franchise for a while.
Sound. The importance of which is largely overlooked - taken for granted. Rarley does it get enough credit, even by acknowledged critics and that is because it's never really the sole focus of a project. Sound of Metal takes every aspect of sound and integrates it into its scenes in a purposeful way. The ringing, static, traffic, crowds, nature - all of it is so incredibly detailed and edited in such a way that comes across so seamless. To flip-flop…