Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit ★★★

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Taika (almost) did it! I was fully on this film's wavelength as it walked the satire tightrope until right after the gut-punch a little more than mid-way through. The film began to drag a bit and questionable narrative turns began to reign (why oh why does it go the Three Billboards route at the end?!) Really enjoyed the zaniness of Watiki's performance in the first half, but the lack of consistency in his appearances caused his later scenes to break the narrative pace.

Davis and McKenzie are stellar (though I question the decision of making her so "rough and tumble" when they first meet) but Archie Yates may end up with my favorite performance of the year (fighting it out with Han Chen from The Farewell.) This film needed more Yorki!