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Gino’s review published on Letterboxd:
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This review goes out to my old ASL teacher, Mr. Janadi!!!
Although the only signing I remember are the basics and how to sign Yesterday by The Beatles, one of the things I've kept with me is the importance of preserving Deaf culture and how often it's misinterpreted, making this movie a really important milestone.
I think so many people have watched this already so I don't think I need to talk about much but I really wanna mention the ending and how subtly powerful it was. Ruben gets a cochlear implant, thinking everything will go back to normal. But it doesn't, and not only has he disconnected himself from the Deaf community, he loses his place in the hearing world as well. He's stuck between these two things by himself, realizing he should've embraced his deafness and went back to where he would've been loved and understood for who he is.
off topic but did anyone else search up "riz ahmed third nipple" after watching? Nothing came up except weird fan fiction but I swear it looked like he had one.
and this HAS to win best sound design right?