A great actor can make you like a movie that falls out of your normal comfort zone. Anya Taylor-Joy is not only one of the greats-in-making, I think she has already arrived. This is also hilarious in a much more fun way than the obvious comparison film, The Favorite. Where the latter is more interested in the absurdity of this period in human history, Emma is more concerned with poking holes in this period but also recognizing women’s feelings/emotions in serious way. Further, it was clearly directed by de Wilde which made for delightful viewing.
I love the “fuck it” ending. There was some legitimate suspense and Whannell is a genius behind the camera. There are some moments where the acting doesn’t quite get where it needs to be, but Moss is great even though the script fails her in certain moments. Overall, I watched this without falling asleep which is a miracle given my 6-month old’s proclivity towards being awake at odd hours of the night.
Mission Impossible: Fallout, isn’t just a movie that takes every step firmly and with confidence as it struts its way through the theater: it stomps you into submission along the way. The action sequences are incredible; some of the best ever captured. Unexpectedly, though, the characters and their particular arcs weighed on me heavily. Ethan Hunt has always been more surface than depth, but as both his motivations and the bonds with his team—and the others he cares about—are simultaneously…
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With Mother!, I tried to stay relatively in the dark when it came to trailers and information about the movie. There was a trailer during Dunkirk that was nothing but sound from the film and I thought that was plenty. I trust Aronofsky, Bardem, and Lawrence all by themselves, so I didn’t need convincing in a collaboration between them. Something happened during this movie that has never happened to me before: I began to shake. Before I get to this,…