airbender • writer • filmmaker • creative producer
A vast improvement of the dismally written “Crimes of Grindelwald”. I can’t say I really view these as movies at this point, rather chapters in a book. This chapter was more sensitive and revealing. Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s romantic relationship is finally canon, as is Arianna’s obscurus. It was surreal to hear Dumbledore tell Newt what happened the night she died, while they stood below her painting. In that moment I felt like I was a kid again, reading…
“Eternals” was a difficult film to watch because of what it could have been.
In each aspect of the film I felt the artistic breath Chloé Zhao - one of the most iconic and masterful directors working today - being stripped of the subtle beauty her movies are known for by the power of the Marvel Machine.
Chloé’s films typically revolve around themes of generosity, compassion, love for the world and learning how to rejoin it after traumas and…
Wes's films used to make my heart soar and sob. Nowadays they're too edgy, hard and perfect. I did laugh and admire many aspects of this story (mainly the production design and
irreverent characters) but there's a missing ingredient for me.
The charm isn't there as it once was.