Having a good time at the movies
All of Nolan's movies have exactly the same set of glaring flaws – the atrocious female characters, the unnecessary narrative convolution, the corny screenplays that tell rather than show – but most of the time he also has an uncanny ability to get me to not care that much. Very impressive as an adaptation of the history. Hoyte van Hoytema is a wizard. Career-best, film-redeeming stuff from Murphy. I liked that it was about grad student unionization.
Impossible to overstate the achievement of Scorsese's late-career trilogy: Silence, The Irishman, and now maybe the best of the bunch. Not only are they all spectacular films in their own right, but as a group they manage to reinterpret and synthesize his entire filmography, explicitly situating his explorations of crime and faith within the history of capitalism and empire as never before. Maybe the most urgent film he's ever made.