Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★★

I think this is Riz Ahmed’s best performance yet, and this is also the best movie of 2020 so far. I’ve been craving for some fantastic movies and this movie just blew me away. It never trivializes the Deaf community and it lets us in to the muffled and distorted sounds Ruben experiences. I don’t know if it was the choice of the theatre or the filmmakers themselves, but to have captions on screen for the movie was a great choice to make this movie as accessible as possible. Captions on screen is a whole other story and rant for another day, but I think there should be some showtimes that have them and not the crappy little device you stick on a seat. Paul Raci is also fantastic as Ruben’s mentor, and Olivia Cooke is great as Lou, with her and Ahmed have brilliant chemistry together. Definitely check this out if you can, I’m hoping for some Oscar love for this, but wouldn’t be surprised if it got none.

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