Teeters constantly on a very fine line between dark comedy and harrowing moments, the relentless tension of three non-white students having to grapple with a situation where the 'expected' solution of calling the police, in most circumstances, emerges as another threat. Very taut and well performed, the ending is particularly striking and harrowing in getting the points across.
That entire finale is Peele showing off every bit of his arsenal he has - Lupita x 2, Abels, Gioulakis - and weaving it into perfection. On rewatch honestly very little reservations besides how maybe the way the first initial ‘revelations’ unfold. Watching it now knowing how Tim Heidecker really is…makes you think…
The worst Benedict Cumberbatch film of the year but also probably the best Tom Holland film of the year I guess. Some good acting and genuinely effective playing around with ideas. Some awful meme moments and poorly executed direction undercuts it. Audience responded really well to what you’d expect them to react well too, I didn’t care for a lot of it but some moments did.
Anyway, The Hand of God is out on Netflix today.
What an absolute blast. Loved the fusion of Asian and Asian American cultures, the vibrant fun of the varied action sequences, and the immense heart to what is essentially the tale of a broken family finding ways to repair itself. Probably the most use of flashbacks in any MCU film and I thought they worked a treat. Humour mostly worked really well, with a certain someone making a very welcome return. Visual effects bit hit and miss in…