Enter the wasteland:
I feel a bit biased writing this.
I am endlessly fascinated with the history and philosophy of Catholicism. I was never devout, but I attended Catholic school, went to confession, gathered a collection of rosaries, etc. You know, all the things you do as an impressionable Catholic youth.
Naturally, Mike Flanagan's take on the more vampiric nature of Catholicism was especially inciting to me. I think he did some excellent work handling the struggles with tradition and the corruption of…
Now this is a spectacle.
If there’s one aspect that truly sets No Time To Die apart from its predecessors, it’s the grandiosity and sheer scale of the story. Cary Joji Fukunaga has shown an incredible eye for visuals in Maniac & Beasts of No Nation, and this is definitely some of his most gorgeous work. All the Norway scenes in particular... just outstanding.
Amid all the glorious frenzied set-pieces and location jumps, I did still find myself missing the concise, tense…
Well this is gonna be a weird review to write....
Full disclosure, this movie is based on my dad.
He’s one of the guys that’s been playing tag for 30 years. Because of this I was able to go to the world premiere tonight, which was insane (I met Eric Andre and nearly cried). Suffice it to say, I never thought my dad playing tag would lead to something this big.
But yeah, here we are.
I’ll fully admit I…