Writer and director of things.
It had me in the palm of its hand for the first two thirds of its 3 hour running time. It easily features some of the best directing, cinematography, production design and music of any film from the last year. But it lost its grip on me in the final act, where it felt like Damian Chazelle lost his damn mind.
But honestly give ‘Voodoo Mama’ a listen and tell me Justin Hurwitz doesn’t deserve an Oscar just for that track.
I’m just gonna go ahead and give this a full five stars without thinking too much about why. Simple reason: I had a fantastic time. Not once did I wanna check my phone. Not a single thing in the movie bothered me. I liked everything about it. Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti are magnetic and hilarious. It’s sharply directed. It uses the time loop concept in a completely original way. It was surprisingly touching. I loved it. Favourite film of 2020 so far.
How could you give this anything other than 5 stars? I’ve never seen anything like it and I don’t think it would’ve been possible before now. I’ve never seen a more accurate, beautiful, painful, funny and sad look at the process of creating. I’m in awe of Bo but I hope he never does anything like this ever again.