Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always. Especially in your Letterboxd comments.
Is it too soon to say Babylon might be my all time favourite film?
Since I first saw it ten days ago, I have had the soundtrack on constantly, watched countless interviews with Damien Chazelle and Justin Hurwitz and the cast and crew, read a billion reviews, talked about it with friends and acquaintances, replayed the scenes in my head a billion times. I cannot stop thinking about it.
Because of this overload of thoughts and feelings, I am not…
Somehow, finally, the stars aligned and I managed to see this with a live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall tonight. It was meant to happen in March 2020, but you know, something else happened in March 2020, so here we are...
Was this the best cinematic experience of my life? I don't know. There have been many great ones. But it was by far the most moving and immersive one, despite having seen Titanic over 30 times before including…
Academy madness aside... This film didn't do much for me. Andrea Riseborough is obviously good, but her performance did not blow me away the way I expected it to, probably because the rest of the film was just... eh. It feels like a small town alcoholic redemption drama that I've seen a billion times before.
A stringless independent wooden puppet asking a brainwashed fascist general who controls him? This is my Pinocchio. The best Pinocchio so far, probably.
Guillermo del Toro always gets it right with the portrayal of individuality and love in totalitarian regimes. It's not super faithful to the Collodi story, yes, but who cares? This is the way del Toro sees it, it doesn't pretend to be the original, and it's beautiful.
Every fairytale should feature a singing and narrating Ewan McGregor.