Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★

One of the most successfully immersive cinematic experiences I've had in a long time. Totally keys you in to Ruben's experience with hearing loss, and uses its sound design so intelligently to drive the story and communicate shifts in perspective. I hope that feat is recognized at some point when awards are given out.

Riz Ahmed is staggering, as is Paul Raci, whom I had never heard of and gives a quietly moving performance (he has a scene later on in the film that absolutely flattened me). Olivia Cooke is very good in a role that I wish had had more of a presence. Her and Ahmed's parting scene in the first half of the movie was heartbreaking.

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