Off to 2046 for a while.
So, wow, this was a very pleasant surprise.
I really feel this film hasn't gotten enough love. And it really deserves buckets full of it.
It's one thing to try to captivate the spirit of the brilliant sci-fi/horror shows and series of the eighties, but it is a whole other thing to embody that spirit as thoroughly and completely as Juel Taylor's film does. It isn't filled with cheap nods and winks, it is engrained in its very essence.
Oppenheimer is an uneven, clinical film, but with craftsmanship involved that is unrivaled.
My main criticism is twofold. For a film that is supposed to explore the mind of the man that changed the world I felt we were never really allowed in. Nolan keeps us at a distance and while that is a stylistic choice I'm not opposed to, here it didn't work for me.
I feel that had a lot to do with my second problem with the…
I love the stupidity of holding on to what has moved on.
I love the smallness of the biggest emotion we know.
I love the pain that doesn't seem to leave but you know somehow it will.
I love seeing love.
And I love how Wong Kar-Wai manages to capture all of the above and mold it into a piece of visual poetry, instilled with the melancholy, pain, joy, frivolity and promise our species' most powerful four letter word possesses.…