When I left the theatre you could tell the spice was in the air, the atmosphere was aflame with conversation and you could tell this was a film that came exactly when it needed to, to bring passion back to filmgoers. As opposed to the rest of Villeneuve's films Dune is staunchly less introspective, in one part due to a more kinetic camera and another part due to the sheer scale of the conflict being depicted. The story is very…
Seen in 70mm.
The adventure. The drama. The beauty. The horror. The tragedy.
Lawrence of Arabia is an unparalleled production - there is and will never be anything that captures like this both the beauty and the ferocity of people, as well as the beauty and ferocity of the most desolate landscapes on our planet. An absolutely astounding work of art, a human accomplishment. Sublime.
The past leaves deep scars on individuals. A film at its essence about people living with the memories of their abuse (primarily sexual abuse), and how it manifests itself in their actions. Throughout the film the primary way it manifests itself is through violence, inviting concepts surrounding the relationships between sex, violence, masculinity, and broader society through economics. As these topics are explored the film shifts from genre to genre, action, romance, and even horror. I've seen other…
The first act of No Time To Die is brilliant. It perfectly sets the stage for an extremely interesting story with a lot of moving pieces and interesting characters. The final act of No Time To Die is pretty strong in its own right and gives Daniel Craig's James Bond a worthy and fitting send off, even if it's not as strong as the first act. The biggest complaint about the final act is that Rami Malek, while performing a…