The Vast of Night is one film I was not expecting to love as much as I do. This film captures the essence and makings of an unforgettable indie sci-fi flick. The plot of the film is simple enough but the way it unravels to the audience is what grasped my attention. Some have described this movie as "slow-paced", but for me, it was over in a blink of an eye. From its opening scene until the final frame, I…
Soul is the love child of Coco and Inside Out with a dash of existentialism and jazz.
Also here’s a La La Land reference for good measure:
Joe Gardener thinks he’s really cute in his polyester suit, wait no it’s wool
P.S. it was really cool how Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross played around with their score. If anyone noticed, they used upbeat and sometimes mellow jazz during the scenes on Earth and more electronic music during the scenes in The Great Before (the land of soul). 10/10 use of music and parallels.
P.P.S. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! 🎄
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