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Oppenheimer is tense and bursting with such a frenzied pace of consequential questions that it’s hard look away from the screen, let alone breathe. The film plays extensively with contrast and ambiguity in its charged politics and characters, its focused but nebulous imagery, and in dubious questions of morality that keep you thinking beyond the credits.
The characters are all absorbing and multifaceted and when you’re not being bombarded with political intrigue and rapid fire dialogue, there are beautifully crafted…
A cacophony of colour that’s oozing with style, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse is a visual treat that doesn’t skim on the heart and importance of family, teamwork, and following your dreams. There’s plenty to enjoy as you’re bombarded with kick ass sights and punchy sounds that can’t be ignored. A little too meta meandering but hardcore fans will undoubtedly be well satisfied with all the callbacks and service to the lore as well as the fresher deviations on everyone’s favourite high flying webslinger.
Part documentary part adventure film, Kon-Tiki follows the expedition of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew as they sail from Peru to the Polynesian islands on a balsa wood raft. Driven by a quest for knowledge, understanding, and anthropology, this film documents a truly inspiring story. The craft of the documentary is simple but authentic in nature making it an exciting and thought provoking watch. Though the thesis of whether or not ancient South American’s made the journey is questioned today; it looked to be an adventure of a lifetime.
Killers of the Flower Moon tells a story that rarely makes the big screen with the weight of such a prolific director as Marty behind it. It exposes a piece of history likely unknown to many and is able to reach such a wide audience with its star power to provoke important conversations about the atrocities committed against Indigenous peoples.
That said, the character emphasis felt too slanted towards Earnest and the white people and not enough towards Mollie…
A dramatic, disturbing, and delightful toxic masculinity and rape culture revenge film. Promising Young Woman makes you uncomfortable because you should be, because it’s fucked up, and most importantly because it’s not far off reality.
“The sauce is really good” - Ryan
Oh and the sauce is so so good. The horrific soundtrack, the symmetrical composition, the vivid colours, and terrifying performances, all blend together to support this unpredictable tale of justice served ice cold. The subversion is clever and the twists are each more limit pushing than the last. Simply put, it’s a beautifully crafted film that’s sickeningly necessary.
“You don’t choose a life dad, you live one”. The Way is a feel good adventure about friendship, self discovery, and cleansing your soul. The characters and their relationships bring life to this film because they feel authentic and nuanced. They don’t always get along and everyone has their own demons but that is what brings them together. Being shot on location adds another layer of authenticity and is especially important since the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is the connecting force of the film.