Favourites Theme: 2020 First-Watches
I was interested in Promising Young Woman from its highly promising trailers, and I’m glad to report that it delivered awesomely on every hope I had going in. It is colourful and strongly directed, full of wicked performances (Carey Mulligan ATE this), and is an all-round fantastic, fun and frightening script... par the ending, in which the final perspective-twist weirdly reminded me of 13 Reasons Why, if I can say that without spoiling anything. Also, Bo Burnham! I care him!
Side-note: This also marks the first time I’ve ever seen a movie in theatres all by myself. Fucking loser 😔
I’m not going to review Cats. I think enough has already been said from every outlet, critic, and viral tweet. I’d bore you with my thoughts. Instead, i’m going to tell you all a story; the story of my lifelong connection with this strange, strange show.
My parents are/were theatre actors. They met in an Australasian production of Blood Brothers, and went on to star together in productions of various musicals and plays; Chess, Into the Woods, and, most importantly, Cats.
Severely dissapointing. I love Tarantino but me and my friend REALLY struggled through this.
Characters had little clear motivation for their actions, the shot composition within the Haberdashery was bland and muddy to the point where you couldn’t differentiate characters from their background, and I counted... wait for it... 65 uses of the N-word for little to no reason AT ALL. After a while into the film I barely noticed them anymore, they were so frequently thrown around, and it…