LUCKY TO BE ALIVE
Visually-stimulating from start to end, Columbus marks a terrific feature-film debut from one Kogonada, who displays his talents through a few key methods.
Behind the position of director, he nails the role, putting forth a unique, compelling vision to the screen that also demonstrates the influence from other filmmakers, which as I far know, are primarily ones he has focused on through his video essays. Through what I believe to be said direction, there’s this “alien” sense that I felt…
As I write these words, my heart feels heavy. It beats through trembled breaths. Heavy and trembling over the power this film imbues. Through solemn, subdued scenes of raw acting and a woven narrative, I felt arrested at the mystery at hand, as the twins embark on their journey through past and present. Such a reel grew only stronger and inescapable the further it descended into its twists and turns; the likes of which left me stunned, somewhat in a…
Thank you, Top Gun: Maverick, for putting me in a crisis of faith over modern Hollywood, and this nonstop regurgitation of it and its legacy sequels. Even if this one is a lone sequel from a film dating back to decades ago. Such thoughts as these flooded my mind towards the end of the film.
No, I did not have anything resembling rose-tinted glasses on as I watched this film, yet I didn’t hate it. I can definitely say that it’s well-made.
Between that and the ongoing heat, I don’t have it in me to say anything about it.
Moving and superbly-made, C’mon C’mon stands on its two legs as a fantastic work of film, beautifully-crafted and brimming with a strong blend of various subject matter, brought to stunning life by a talented group of actors and individuals.
A clear, genuine sheen of earnestness is present throughout the entire film, across plenty of its different aspects. Nowhere is this more prevalent than with its strong performances, primarily brought to fruition by Joaquin Phoenix and Woody Norman. They both have…
Magnificently stunning and deeply engrossing, Dune triumphs well, as it sets the stage for what it surely to be an incredible saga of science-fiction filmmaking (with at least a second part, I believe).
(FYI: I have not read the novel, nor have seen David’s Lynch’s film version)
As far as performances go, all of them are strong across the board. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Jason Momoa, and Oscar Isaac are my personal highlights when it comes to this aspect. Everyone…
In all of the studio-released films I’ve managed to see so far this year, none have stood out, moved, resonated, wowed, and made my heart ache as much as Last Night in Soho. An absolutely gorgeous wonder of filmmaking and storytelling from the one and only Edgar Wright. Just about every aspect of it blew me away, swayed me in and out of various emotions, and left me at the edge of my seat. In my eyes, it’s a bonafide…