Like nothing Pixar have ever done before, and I love it. A beautiful, uniquely designed world with a super wholesome, meandering story.
Whilst Part 1 showcased Krasinski’s pretty great technical abilities as a filmmaker, it’s follow up contextualised that and built upon everything that felt hollow about it - it gave it a world, a backstory, and gave the characters personality. Whilst it’s not my type of film, it was a pretty fun watch in the cinema.
An excellent finish to Small Axe that leaves us on a joyous and empowering note that genuinely brought me to tears. The camerawork in this is easily it’s most powerful device, leaving you with a lot of uncomfortable situations that are unfortunately absolutely necessary to see, portraying the isolation and disconnect between different communities and generations.
What a fitting film to watch on VE day... Jean Renoir's Popular Front classic 'Grand Illusion' focuses on two men bound together by country, not by class, and how they sent around prison camps under the jurisdiction of a prominent German Captain.
Aside from Renoir's wit, revolutionary framing and moving camerawork signature to him; the thematic depth of Grand Illusion is exemplar. It examines the illusion of war (and at points sexuality) and the limits people go for each others…