Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal ★★★★½

Nerve-wrecking, heartbreaking and even terrifying at times, this amazing character study somehow still manages to be wholesome on some moments. Its without a doubt, one of the best movies of last year. It doesn't soften up the issues or give easy answers - its a gritty portrayal of a man dealing with the loss of his lifestyle, and learning to not only live with the situation he has no control with, as well as the choices he makes. Riz Ahmed is a natural, a true talent, its no surprise he's vital to the success of this movie - but i can't undermine the cinematography, the directing, the immaculate editing and the daunting sound design. Olivia Cooke is also great, essential to sell the touching moments, especially on the first act.
All in all, its not the best movie about a drummer only because Whiplash exists.

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