This is a real good time with opulent set pieces and catchy songs, does a great job of making the most of the movie part of movie-musical. Anthony Ramos is a star in the making. I enjoyed this tremendously.
This week my husband and I were talking about whether we thought Burn After Reading was rewatchable, and I said I wasn't so sure because I thought it was a lesser Coens film, and he said well then what's an example of a rewatchable Coens film, and the mere mention of Fargo was enough to make me NEED to rewatch it that day.
"I am a happy and successful person.... I am not a happy and successful person."
Absolute stormer of a debut film, though most people will already know Cathy Yan from last year's also excellent Birds of Prey. I found it to be a really moving parable on desperation and acceptance and how our connections help us navigate desperate times. Moving, but not ever preachy, because it's also a lot of fun. It even resists the urge to be tropey by…