Some people have been complaining that this film isn't actually about Mr. Rogers. That's right. It isn't. It's about YOU. Yes, you, the viewer. It's about the way you giggle and smirk whenever Fred Rogers talks about something as simple as being kind to one another. Perhaps you think, that's for kids, that's not for me, we have real issues, and there are bigger problems in this world than just being kind. Maybe there are. But solving many of those…
I fucking loved this film.
The grainy B&W 35mm gives this a whole other mood that I instantly fell into and adored. I really feel like Sam Levinson just wanted to let it out, it's not about connecting with in any time or place, it's just about saying what he wants. Speaking freely, griping about all kinds of random annoyances in the film industry. Why not. And you know what - it's entirely accurate. He ain't wrong.
It even made…
"Welcome to Planet Earth." This is good stuff, I was only hoping that maybe Alien Jeff Bridges would learn to be a bit more human half-way through, but nah. He's super awkward right up until the end. There's a good 15 minutes of this that is just footage of the army helicopter landing. And eventually Carpenter gets his own Flight of the Valkyries-into-the-crater sequence. It's a clever story, and I enjoyed watching it play out as a road movie. Karen Allen is just the best.
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.
Wooooooooooo Rocketman is the upbeat, sparkly, flamboyant rock musical we've all been waiting for! It's everything that Bohemian Rhapsody should've been, but wasn't. What a banger!! Makes me want to dance and sing ooooh yeahhh.
This is a vibrantly creative, imaginative, emotional rock biopic that doesn't shy away from being as gay and loud and honest and danceable as it damn well should be. Jamie Bell's performance as Bernie Taupin is as excellent as Taron Egerton as Elton John, both…