An important education in the roots of British racism. The performances are stellar, and the camera work is quintessentially McQueen.
An absolute delight from start to finish, moving effortlessly between raucously funny and quietly sad. We all know Mads has range (he’s just Le Chiffre for too many Americans 😕), and Druk affirms that on a new level. A refreshing and nuanced look at mid-life crises, and the irony of losing ourselves in pursuit of what we think we’ve already lost.
This movie will make you miss life before COVID. It will make you want to drink. And dance. A lot. Hopefully we can get back to all that soon...
Since moving to a new city a few months ago, I’ve been on a bit of a soul search, so this one struck some deep chords. Exploring the path to self-discovery through Black music and a focus on Black characters bring some much-needed celebration of Black stories to the Pixar slate. The voice acting is top-class, and the animation is expectedly clever. But it’s the sincerity of the life questions posed—and oftentimes the lack of definitive answers—that stick with you. A holiday film that transcends the trite holiday traps so many others fall into. Thanks (again), Pixar. We owe you (another) one.
Horrifying. Infuriating. Unacceptable. From the jaw-dropping lack of accountability, to the openly destructive effects of their tools, to the consciously manipulative and insidious actions of the companies themselves, make no mistake—these are the main culprits of our current social, cultural, and political divides. Delete your accounts, and encourage others to do the same. We cannot let them continue to unweave the fabric of our society under the guise of entertainment.