Fantastic miniseries that looks at the Chernobyl disaster from the perspective of the scientists and administrators trying to prevent the disaster from getting worse. Jared Harris is fantastic as yet another downtrodden man trying to avert disaster. Harrowing and disturbing at times, the miniseries also provides context with the stories of workers and civilians in the plant and surroundings as they deal with the disaster and the aftermath.
It Follows take a similar approach to David Robert Mitchell's earlier The Myth of the American Sleepover in creating a film that is generally set in the 80s without ever explicitly stating it and reworking teen drama. With It Follows it is almost like Kubrick directed a teen horror film in the 80s. There are visual echoes of The Shining and the score is a full 80s synth feeling. Overall this forms a neat dissonance with the distinctly controlled framing…
Visually stunning with a 50s sensibility and pitch perfect performances, direction, and writing that make the film feel like it was made in the 50s. Assured and confident, it creates an immersive world surrounding memorable characters and allows us to spend time with them. Superb filmmaking that shows what is possible with skill and confidence.