John Malkovich is always right.
I adore this.
An intriguing, original concept that has yet to be seen (at least by me), and I don't normally do sci-fi, but this... this is my cup of sci-fi tea.
The screenplay is genius. Not overly dense, but thought-provoking while still being relatable, at least whenever Oscar Issac's Nathan is "bro"ing out. And although I haven't seen much of Alex Garland's previous work, if this is any indication to what he's done and what he'll be doing in…
And it happened...
If I was being completely critical of the film, there are faults to be found. Forcefully pushing musical numbers in too quickly without ever developing the plot in its first half, I was getting worried.
However all those faults can be erased when the emotional textures of the film kicks in as the chemistry of Gosling and Stone dazzles on screen.
By the end, the film leaves your heart racing, breathless through Chazelle's fine direction, Hurwitz's ear-candy…