Wild Tales ★★★★½

I love shorts! And I suppose collections of shorts. And dark comedy, and most foreign film Oscar nominees. So I don't know how I threw this into the queue and then slept on it for five years - when it came up on shuffle I walked in completely blind (another thing I love!).

Like any anthology, there are themes and commonalities that tie the pieces together. I guess I picked up on stories about people who are pushed to their limits, and particularly how they make worse decisions and double down on their worst ones.

But the film is gorgeous, moves along snappily, and has a lot of fun keeping its secrets and eventually revealing them. Just a riot.