I have not seen a film BEGGING to be shot on film this much for quite some time. Good enough time, if a little stuck in itself. For the record it’s probably no surprise that the vegan didn’t find the food porn as InSaNeeE as others have - the sound design was fantastic though - but i also think the food porn only takes the film so far..
Another “police please do your job” kind of watch. Infuriating, really fucking sad and sort of insane in equal parts. I do think, as with a lot of Netflix true crime docs, that the presentation can veer a little too hard into sensationalism (surprise surprise). Again the disconnect of wanting to make an honest and sensitive portrayal of a true story whilst also wanting to make it hooky and binge-able. I’m not sure there’s ever going to be a perfect balance as long as it’s existing on Netflix. Still much better than a lot of other shite on there!
How the fuck are they still pulling this off? I cannot believe some of the shit i saw here. Relentless, but more importantly playful, action that just doesn’t let up. Everything around the gunshots and gut punches is starting to feel pretty clunky though.. and listen, Bill Skarsgard I love you but this was very much *terrible* form from you my guy. Also listen it absolutely is a bit too long - dips whenever it isn’t completely shredding in the stunt department. But look, it’s John Wick. It does exactly what it needs to. It rippeth.
Absolutely rips through it’s runtime with a kind of brutal fever-dream hysteria that honestly *might make you shit your pants*. Not my favourite Eggers joint, and there are quite a few things that frustrated me in ways I’m surprised to see in an Eggers film at all, but it is certainly his most intense film yet - anchored by a fucking *killer* turn from Skarsgard. At its best when it really goes for the red hot bonkers folklore angle, but still brilliant in it’s nasty, brutal action.
Full review to come on the channel, where i’ll attempt to unpack things further..