Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★★

Taika Waititi's biggest accomplishment with Jojo Rabbit is that his film's glaring tonal shifts from laugh-out-loud hilarious to seriously dark and vice versa never feel forced or jarring, but amount to a cohesive narrative - a heartfelt and passionate tale about the futility of hate.

Scarlett Johansson's best supporting actress nomination is wholly justified, off the 30 films I've seen of hers I feel this is her best work. Which begs the question what happened to Roman Griffin Davis' best actor nomination? That he pulled off a complex character like this at such a young age simply blows my mind.

Initially I expected something more caustic, and while I certainly would've loved that, it probably would've alienated a good many people, and what good is a message movie that nobody (I'm exaggerating…) goes to see? Especially in times when said message is desperately needed.

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