archived account’s review published on Letterboxd:
Look, if Riz doesn't get nominated, I will burn my piss with a large pan of flammable oil, because honestly, he HONESTLY needs one to redeem his snub for Four Lions and maybe Nightcrawler, but I haven't seen Nightcrawler yet, so I guess I'll just have to see.
If he does get nominated but someone like Steven Yeun or Delroy Lindo wins or something like that, I honestly won't get pissed off.
I really liked Sound of Metal. It might have one of the best sound design I've heard in a movie, equivalent to something like The Host or Whiplash. There is a lot of juxtapositioning when it comes to the music and Ruben's reality of being deaf.
It's honestly really scary, but in the end, I finally understood the flesh out of the characters and their inhibitions. A story about self-destruction and acceptance.
Great double feature with I Saw the Devil, let's be honest.