Oh, to have sisters like these!
No wonder she made such a perfect Galadriel-in beauty and bearing Cate Blanchett is every inch an ethereal lady, and apart from the LOTR trilogy there is no performance that proves it more than this one. In the midst of a deadly decadent court and a country teetering on the edge of ruin, Elizabeth Tudor transforms from a terrified girl to a stoic and imposing woman, more than capable of leading without relying on a husband. Scenes not involving her…
What a ride. What. A. Ride.
Do you want an incredible cast of legendary Asian actors, including Michelle Yeoh as a compelling lead and Ke Huy Quan in his first film in 20 years? You’ve got it. Do you want homages to everything from In the Mood for Love to Ratatouille? You’ve got it. Do you want some truly wild visuals that gleefully, unabashedly, revel in their insanity? You’ve got it. Do you want the story of a woman confronting…
There’s a lot going on in Nope: it’s a cautionary tale about seeking fame for selfish reasons, it’s a send-up of Jaws and critique of how humans treat animals, it’s an homage to classic alien invasion films, it’s a celebration of the oft-ignored black contributions to Hollywood…sometimes it’s almost too much to take in. Themes weave in and out, muddling into a mix that would probably benefit from repeat viewings. But Nope proves that Jordan Peele is here to stay…