The Green Knight

The Green Knight ★★★★★

A bold symphony of rich textures washes over this inventive retelling of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight. Lowery enriches the folktale with flourishes of wild imagination and dense thematic life. He infuses the story with some deftly made creative choices and even a daliance featuring Britain’s other most famous headless paragon.

Not enough can be said about the raw aesthetics of this movie. If the script is a love letter to the stories we tell (and it is) then the images this film conjurs are a love letter to our imaginations as we ponder them. You’ll scarcely find a more bold and delicious feast for the eyes and ears. See this in a big theatre if you can. It was worth the wait.

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