Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★★

This was the right movie at the right time for me in a lot of ways. It's about coming to terms with the world and coming to terms with who you are. It's about letting go, even if you're letting go of something that was once the pillar of your entire life. These are difficult truths that I've been looking at and thinking about, and Riz's performance brings more life to them than I could have ever imagined.

Obviously dramatic, but never crossing over into melodrama. Sound of Metal is what I hope for in modern Oscar film. It even has the technical excellence to pick up a win for Best Sound, despite not having much of a chance in the main categories. Thank you to the Oscars for getting me to sit down and which this, as I could easily have missed it otherwise.

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