Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★½

of the two 2020 films starring riz ahmed as an artist whose fledgeling career is derailed by a sudden illness or impediment that changes his future life plans and forces him into a period of isolation that strikes a slightly different and perhaps more potent chord with audiences by arriving during a pandemic year that has resulted in a great deal of personal self-reflection for us all, this is the (slightly) better one.

mostly because of his bleached hair but i digress.