Before I review this (below), I just want to really quickly say that I’m still looking for a film-based job, be it as a runner on a set, as a reviewer for a website, or anything else in between. I’m based in the UK, have a degree in Film with Screenwriting, a valid driver’s license and a writing portfolio. I’m also available to write and direct, however my short films are all either in post-production or aren’t available for showing…
“Beauty is cruel by nature.”
Well FUCK-A-DOODLE-DO, this was an experience and a half!!
If I’m being honest, I’ve reached the point with movies lately (as I’m sure a fair amount of you have too) where I’ve just been craving something really good. I’m not saying we haven’t had any good films since the whole Covid crisis kicked off, but they’ve been few and far between and even then the best films I’ve seen in that time have still had…
Seen it 3 times now (and listened to the soundtrack about 2846282037 times) and it just gets better and better.
I love what. and Make Happy, but I think Inside cements Bo as my favourite comedian. Not only is his stuff laugh out loud funny, it has meaning, it’s clever, self-aware, relevant, articulate, and painfully candid. And that’s just the writing. Not to mention the music, which is good enough to stand on its own two feet even…
Just want to express my sadness at how overlooked this film has been in terms of Academy Awards recognition.
I know some films like Uncut Gems, Midsommar and The Farewell didn’t get a single nomination - which I also think is ridiculous - but I really think The Lighthouse deserves to be competing in at least 6 major categories (score, cinematography, actor, supporting actor, director and picture). Possibly even production design, editing and a couple of the smaller sound awards too.…
First let me say this: if you hate everything about this movie, I completely understand, and if you love everything about this movie, I get that too. It’s a mixed bag for sure, but I have to say I lean more towards loving it than hating it.
The action sequences are well-helmed and that general sense of otherworldly adventure is ever-present. Rey and Kylo’s will-they-won’t-they dynamic is interesting as always and Adam Driver gives a great performance with the…