Truly a visual spectacle and the world-building is super cool. But there's no story here and the characters have been replaced with archetypes. Still better than expected, but a wasted opportunity to explore other ways of living, other social, cultural and political structures.
The Good Nurse 2022
Whilst Charles Cullen is undoubtedly a vile serial killer, this portrayal simply fails to account for many of the important circumstances in which his crimes took place. He was committed to several psychiatric facilities in different time periods of his life, and attempted to take his own life many times. He was barred from working in several health facilities due to other nurses' demands who had heard rumors about his actions. He was repeatedly hired without any due diligence. He…
Next Floor 2008
After watching and enjoying several of Dennis Villeneuve's full-length features, I decided to delve into his previous efforts in filmmaking, leading me to watch his short film Next Floor.
It is an extremely well accomplished film, be it in terms of photography, which possesses an eerie and provoking quality, or in terms of sets, costumes and makeup which are all complexly meticulous in striving to build the bizarre and uneasy atmosphere. Even the speechless acting conveys through facial expressions so…
Nichols strikes again with a moving story as much about childhood as about adulthood. With discreet and beautiful camerawork, it unfolds with the meeting of two young boys and a fugitive from the law. At first everything is in its place: our eyes, nature and an interesting and very original story. But soon the plot takes over, and while the screenplay utters some of the most interesting lines of the year, the excessive action undermines the director's great sense of…