I'm a normal guy with an abnormal love for cinema.
I've seen this film a few times but seeing it on the big screen in Dolby was a whole new ballpark. The 4K remaster is absolutely stunning and the soundwork is incredible. Thrilling, suspenseful, and full of great performances, namely from Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. The revival scene hits so much more powerfully in this format. James Cameron's the king for a reason.
Pretty underwhelmed with Silent Night. It has some cool action beats and Joel Kinnaman gives a committed silent performance. I also appreciated that the protagonist was a regular dude turned killer and not some already trained assassin or soldier. However, the story is far too melodramatic (even for Woo standards) and too drawn out to the point it gets less genuine and overly sentimental. The silent approach started off interesting but soon wore thin pretty fast and the side characters…
My first Miyazaki film in theaters (in IMAX no less) and what an experience it was.
The Boy and the Heron is a stunning and surreal fantastical odyssey of time, life, death, and rebirth. Even though this is thankfully not Miyazaki's final film, it feels like a culmination of all his signature elements and themes wrapped together to make not only one of his most bizarre works to date but arguably his most personal. The animation, as expected, is flat-out…
Todd Haynes really outdoes himself with the twisted yet brilliant May December. The film walks a steady tightrope of a campy Lifetime melodrama with a complex, devastating, and darkly funny exploration of obsession, media exploitation, and complex relationships. It's a tricky and daunting balance that both Haynes and writer Samy Burch master in spades. The performances are all terrific, with both Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore delivering juicy and tantalizing roles. Charles Melton is just as exceptional as he's been…