in the cathedral.
with the best acting oscar.
movies about do-gooder ‘try hards’ trying to create some sort of social experiment that blows up to such massive proportions that the onion layers that start to peel away create an almost hitchcockian suspense are completely my bread and butter.
if you toss that heightened suspense into a a high pressure cooker school setting with teachers screaming at each other about race and injustice while accusing each other of wrongs then you just invented the recipe for movie catnip.
consider me shocked.
not because cary joji fukunaga couldn’t handle a bond film, his filmography has lead me to believe that he’s not only a fantastic director but someone who truly knows how to make a story sing. no, i’m just a little shocked that he and his team managed to salvage the narrative mess that was spectre into something both thrilling, absolutely fun (an entire sequence in cuba with ana de armes had me smiling from secret earpiece to…
it’s the greatest movie ever made so now i can finally take off my 35-year-old unwashed spidey pajamies, move out of the unregulated sectioned-off basement apartment i can barely afford, turn off my gaming computer that i’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on (money i should have probably instead spent on new clothes, a hair cut, a gym membership, decent healthy food and a few dates), stop talking about comic book movies on twitter/4chan/tiktok/instagram and just go outside and…