For those of you who aren’t aware of my rating system, 5 stars are pretty rare for me to give out. I handed out 3 in the entirety of the 2010’s, Blade Runner 2049 being the most recent. It has now been 3 years since Denis Villeneuve’s futuristic masterpiece was released, so I thought it was time I talked about it.
So what makes 2049 so special? Well, just... everything. For a start - and this is the highest compliment I can give…
“Beauty is cruel by nature.”
Well HOLY SHITBALLS, this was an experience and a half!!
If I’m being honest, I’ve reached the point with movies lately (as I’m sure a fair amount of you have too) where I’ve just been craving something really good. I’m not saying we haven’t had any good films since the whole Covid crisis kicked off, but they’ve been few and far between and even then the best films I’ve seen in that time have still…
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Now onto Inception. This is probably the most recent film I would consider among the greatest of all time (and the last to get a perfect score from me), and to think that Nolan came…
First, why does nobody in this world believe in ghosts, despite clear evidence just decades ago? And second, upon discovering that ghosts do exist, why do they barely even react?
Now that my non-spoiler flaws are out of the way, let’s get to what I liked!
The score was intriguing and vaguely spooky in the way you want it to be in a Ghostbusters film, however at times it REALLY…
Just want to express my sadness at how overlooked this film has been in terms of Academy Awards recognition.
I know some films like Uncut Gems, Midsommar and The Farewell didn’t get a single nomination - which I also think is ridiculous - but I really think The Lighthouse deserves to be competing in at least 6 major categories (score, cinematography, actor, supporting actor, director and picture). Possibly even production design, editing and a couple of the smaller sound awards too.…
First let me say this: if you hate everything about this movie, I completely understand, and if you love everything about this movie, I get that too. It’s a mixed bag for sure, but I have to say I lean more towards loving it than hating it.
The action sequences are well-helmed and that general sense of otherworldly adventure is ever-present. Rey and Kylo’s will-they-won’t-they dynamic is interesting as always and Adam Driver gives a great performance with the…