chloe zhao is a director who's always been able to pin down the nuances of human connection, and it's interesting to see how that style translated into the marvel universe. it doesn't always work, though. the scenes where the eternals interact with humans feels like a series of vignettes shot all too perfectly, and everyone's acting choices almost took me out of the film entirely. gemma chan in particular irked me—for a character who is supposed to be our well…
HOW have i never heard of thomas savage until today? would love to see how this was written as a novel, though campion's mastery of film language is on full display here, and is not lacking at all. it's a film that knows how to play its beats, and plays it well.
i can't believe that benedict cumberbatch playing a rich american dirtbag is his best performance to date. who woulda thunk!
edit 12/20: just kidding. i'm in media now and i hated this fucking movie. i'm so sorry martin scorsese
why must movies be good? is it not enough to have a cheesy, borderline stupid rom-com plot that sounds like it could be from the 1990s, have rob lowe say we are the most dangerous animals in the world in the most serious tone he could muster and after a minute make white dad jokes like THANK YOU A LATTE(????!?!!?!), watch cute…