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  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk

    ★★★★

    Mixed feelings, which makes me sad.

    So Dunkirk is beautiful, and epic, and painstakingly made. I've never seen a film look so real. Visually speaking, the thing may be visionary. 

    The performances were excellent and the little dialogue there was worked nicely. 

    It's an unusual war film, because it doesn't exactly end in victory, nor does it feature fully-developed characters heroically tumbling through a structured narrative that spells out consequence, cause, effect, and conclusion. I like that in theory - it…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    Wait, what?

    Obnoxiously creative. Deliriously beautiful. Easily the best superhero film I’ve seen in a long time, all while basically inventing a new visual style. One which is justified not only financially, but artistically and logically. But it wasn’t just that. It was also, simply,  brilliant scriptwriting, shocking performances,  perfect scoring, and innovative pacing. 

    I don’t know what else to say. My brain’s kinda shot now. 0_o