Stars are roughly how likely I’d watch a movie again.
A coming of age story that’s a knot of contrasting ideas, using what’s now known as folk horror to focus on one British youth’s growing pains. Paganism contrasts with Christianity, rural villages contrast with big government, heterosexuality contrasts with homosexuality, conservative beliefs contrasts with liberal ones. As an American in 2021, I’m not sure I got it all, but I’m pretty clear that this is 1974 England, summed up in one 18 year old.
Super fun and funny live-action cartoon that overcomes its kinda “wacky” acting style early on. The story of one man’s quest for revenge against the underwater monster that killed his father. Really sharp looking black and white photography that uses all sorts of digital trickery combined with about $40 worth of costumes and props.
I’ll be on the lookout for more from this team.
A hug that happens during the encore may be the most joyful thing I see in the cinema this year.