The Hand of God

The Hand of God ★★★½

Caught me by surprise. The first act had so much going as it introduced so many characters. While entertaining the entire time it was hard to keep track of at first. It definitely slows down as it continues through act 2 and then comes to a crawl as it digs into a bit more existential trials for the protagonist. That's not a slight on the pacing. The chaotic nature of the family is clearly affected by the events that transpire and causes it to have more of a quiet, reflective period. Very well shot and technically proficient. The director's love for his home comes through in each scene.

At the end it did not resonate with me deeply, but the people and relationships it introduced were entertaining or intriguing along the way.