It took less than 24 hours for my review of ‘Nomadland’ to become redundant. After a year of average new releases due to the pandemic, I’ve had two fantastic films in the last two days of the year. Maybe 2021 is destined for good things. This is the best film of the year.
Pixar has genuinely outdone themselves here in all aspects. Their storytelling, character work, themes and messaging have never been better, and they’ve made a genuinely fantastic film…
the virgin amazing spider-man:
- responsibility, no power
- listens to phillip phillips unironically
- shares diluted to 0.03%
- probably racist
- has never seen a girl
the chad mcu spider-man:
- power, no responsibility
- girls are fine but legos are better
- can’t do anything w/o sugar daddy iron man
- snap score hit 1m last week
- favorite movie is the lion king (2019), doesn’t know it’s a remake
the thad raimi/maguire spider-man:
- power & responsibility
- ironic dancing
- respectful to women but not a simp
- relatable (can’t pay rent, occasionally emo)
- reads poetry, Augustine, probably
“I remember everything.”
I remember everything. I couldn’t put this film into words if I tried. I couldn’t ever review this, or even explain how personal this felt to me. Every kiss, every movement, every laugh, every dance, every look, goodbye, embrace. If I could, I couldn’t even begin.
“I remember everything.”
a man who has been systematically broken down into a blunt, uncaring murder tool learns to feel just in time for his testicles to be smashed and heart broken. that pain ultimately just another part of the long, human sharpening process of state-sanctioned killing. still one of the ultimate mic-drop openings to a franchise and some of the leanest, most brutal action you'll see in a movie that cost this much money.
"How was Fargo?"
"Ya, real good."
Fargo is basically a perfect movie.
Watched with commentary from Roger Deakins. Here are my notes (converted to full sentences):
- Ironically, Fargo was shot during one of the warmest winters on record, and as a result the crew had to work around when and where there would be snow (shooting scenes that required snow first and saving interiors for later).
- The style is very simple, restrained, and minimalist. Deakins describes the camera…
It did come over a bit preachy and there wasn’t much of the sense of awe you often associate with his programmes. He did say it’s not all doom and gloom, and that section on the future was quite refreshing.
Although vitally important, I’ve heard the message before. A lot. This should have been more of a call to action than it was. Frankly Attenborough should be running the world and I think his voice is so powerful that humanity…
Kaufman’s latest work is about as far from a Netflix original as one is used too, but suffers from a lack of focus and clear narrative ideas to get one engaged. Whilst it builds tension and intrigue well in its first half, it quickly falls flat after that, despite having some solid ideas throughout.
Performances across the board are great, with Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley shining in the lead roles, whilst Toni Collette and David Thewlis are also fantastic…