CRIP CAMP was so much more than I thought it was going to be. It starts out one summer at Camp Jened where we're introduced to a lot of teenagers who will go on to become part of a very important movement. An introduction of like-minded people who form a bond and share their ideals with each other. It may have taken years for the movement to peak but that's just a testament to their determination and strength. An absolutely powerful historical moment that brought me to happy tears. This should be considered essential viewing.
THE PASSION OF ANNA is the third instalment in the unofficial Bergman Trilogy of films where Liv Ullmann's character is abused by her husband/partner played by Max von Sydow. There were numerous instances while revisiting this film that I was immediately aware of similarities with the other two (HOUR OF THE WOLF and SHAME). I'm glad that the Bergman's Cinema boxset presents these three together and I can honestly say that I want to revisit them over again to see what other similarities I can pick up on. The duo of Ullmann and von Sydow is a great combination as they're both always superb.
THE PLATFORM is a great reflection on how people react during dire situations - there are those that fight only for their own survival and those that want everyone to survive. This is a haunting and bloody display of just how cruel the world can be. Well maybe not so much the world, but the people in the world. It's dark, brutal, and stomach-turning at times. It's not for the faint-hearted but a good choice for those that can handle some graphic scenes as the story is interesting and there are some great camera shots.
My main expectation when I go into a STAR WARS film is to be entertained. The plot doesn't even have to be that great as long as it's entertaining - enjoyable characters and some fun action and adventure. I was highly anticipating THE RISE OF SKYWALKER...but man, was I disappointed.
Let me start with the aspects of the film that I did like. The acting was pretty solid all around with Adam Driver being the stand out. The score by…