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If the universe is as infinite as they say it is, then these weird things that happen aren't just possible – they are inevitable.
This is a quote from Daniels' short film Interesting Ball, and it gets at the heart of what has long been one of the primary appeals of film for me. If the universe is infinite, and if infinity means everything, then every dream you've ever had, every thought that's crossed your mind, every sentence that could…
Sundance 2022 #14
Sometimes you ask yourself, "People come and they see, but what do they do?" The real test a lot of times is not in coming, it's what do you do when you leave? And unfortunately, too many people say "I've been there". The real question is, what did you do after you left? It becomes another form of entertainment. Most of the people who come here, I'm sure have been blessed beyond imagination. This is just a…
Solid, intriguing characters and setup, but parts of it are too undercooked and it descends into utter nonsense in its climax. 45 mins in I thought I was going to like this a lot more than I did by the end.
This movie's costume department tries so hard to pass Cate Blanchett off as a frumpy mom (shout-out to that "#1 mom" alligator shirt) and not one of the most attractive people on the planet, but I'm sorry I can only suspend my disbelief so much.
Telluride Film Festival 48: Film #12
I don't care about the royal family, and I wasn't a fan of Pablo Larraín's previous loosely biographical psychological drama, Jackie. So when I saw a film in which Larraín was going to give Princess Diana the Jackie treatment on the Telluride lineup, I thought "well that's one movie I don't have to worry about squeezing in this weekend".
But it ended up playing during one of my volunteer shifts, and boy am I…
Sundance 2021, film 14
There's a really heavy French new wave influence here (B&W cinematography, weird transitions, and jarring editing), which is quite fun in and of itself. But it's also a lot more than just that too. This film has a strong feminist streak running through it, as well as a delightful sense of humor. I think it's the first film of this fest that I can describe as genuinely charming, and I was totally taken in by it.…