I really, really enjoyed this film. I think this might be Andrew Niccol's best since Gattaca. It's so pure and focused and "clean" in its execution, built up around an entire retro-future world where we have "the mind's eye" - some gadget or chip that adds a digital visual experience on top of our vision. He doesn't waste any time establishing the world or explaining things at the start, he just gets into it and naturally shows that of course…
This is goooooood. A gorgeously cinematic tale about a singularly heroic man lonely at the end of his life. Sam Elliott gives a really heartbreaking, earnest performance that elevates this. Reminded me a lot of Big Fish - in style and as a film about an old man telling tales about his life.
This film also has the most cuddle-able, adorable yellow lab who is his most bestest friend to Calvin all the way through. Made me love this film that much more because it's such a dog film, too.
Luca reigns!! OMFG, you guys. OMFG. You have no idea how much this is going to fuck you all up forever.
I really don't even know where to begin with Suspiria. The Kubrick comparisons I heard beforehand are accurate. There's so much to unpack, and analyze, and discuss. Take your time. We have the rest of this year, and the next few years, to talk about it at length. Just don't miss it. See this film.
Oh hell yes. Overlord is awesome!! An extra loud, intense, uber violent, enrapturing WWII action movie spiced up with some gnarly horror. Really dug the score, really enjoyed this whole movie. Hits real hard, but never drags. See this movie in theaters - the big screen, big sound experience really makes a difference.
This also has one of the most intense opening action scenes in anything this whole year. Introduces us to paratroopers in a plane on the eve of D-Day heading in early for an important mission. When they hit the flak, it gets jaw-dropping amazing.