A somber tale that's also full of tenderness and light. One of those films that seems to touch your soul. I literally upped my rating from 3.5 to 4 as I got onto letterboxd to log it.
Christopher Nolan's latest Dunkirk may be the most profound experience I've ever had at the cinema. Seeing it in IMAX 70mm was like being on the beach, on the boats, and in the air with these soldiers. The sound effects and Hans Zimmer's score literally had my seat shaking, and made me wanna find cover. There's so much brilliance on display here, but my favorite thing about it was the clever way Nolan never shows the face of the enemy.…
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said…
Looper is easily the best film I've seen this year! I loved everything about it! I was in awe from start to finish. The directing, performances, and plot are all top notch. Pierce Gagnon basically steals the show as Cid with the best child performance I've seen since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. I teared up at one point because I was so happy with what I was seeing. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I think most people will love it.