EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is an undauntedly creative, deliriously inventive, technically dazzling, adorably eccentric and emotionally resonant masterpiece that upon further thought, feels less and less of a motion picture and much more like a miracle in our current movie landscape.
Filmmakers, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert clearly let their imaginations run wild here in a manner I haven't seen with any film in quite some time and the result was an unadulterated joy to experience. Michelle Yeoh remains…
I could write a long epistle here, chronicling my "Come to Jesus" moment with this film on my 2nd viewing. However, I'll just save you all the time but boy did I get this way wrong.
There's actually a lot to applaud from the filmmaking on display to the production design to the performances and central themes, and though I still stand by my original viewpoint regarding the overall literalness of the screenplay, I appreciated the subtleties it also had this time around.
An imperfect but very commendably made modern noir thriller. Now I really want to see the original.
NO TIME TO DIE is an epic Bond odyssey and a fitting swansong with admittedly a few bumps (tone & plot-wise) along the way but boasting visually stunning action set-pieces directed with such skill, singularity, confidence and precision by Cary Fukunaga and exquisitely lensed by Oscar-winning cinematographer, Linus Sandgren. Daniel Craig is absolutely brilliant here, delivering arguably his best performance not just as the iconic secret agent but of any role at all in his career, further cementing his status as…
Going into this, I was expecting one of those cut-and-dried Oscar bait titles where the quality of the performances eclipse that of the film overall but I was glad to be wrong. Yes, Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman thoroughly deserve all the critical acclaim they have received thus far but THE FATHER offers a nuanced, evocative and often heartbreaking look at dementia and its toll not just on individuals afflicted with it but also their caretakers (kin or otherwise).