Bob K

Writer of audio dramas, a novel, and the occasional short film.

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  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★

    Amazing technical and artistic touches, but most of the performances didn't touch me, and I was constantly distracted by how weirdly British Kim Hunter sounded when her being American (as she was!) was such a plot point. Some of the plot also lacked internal logic but hey it's supernatural romance whaddyawant.

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★½

    Extremely visually imaginative, powerfully emotional, good use of music and talking about music, and like so many Disney things started rolling straight out of my brain the moment it was done.

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  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★

    Crazy, stunning ultra-espionage film that starts amazing but can't keep up the impossible pace it sets for itself or figure out something to replace it. It's openly a film where things will only make sense in retrospect, but even then there are glaring inconsistencies and flaws. Unfortunately, a bunch of these revolve around the use of the Kat character, even though Elizabeth Debicki throws herself in and does some of the best emotional work in the film (aided perhaps by…

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★½

    Cuaron's style is top-notch, and the sense of a living world is amazing, but the story itself was not.