Navigating a complex mother-son relationship that is on the rocks, Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut features a standout performance from Julianne Moore as an overbearing, claustrophobic mom and Finn Wolfhard as an online sensation writing god-awful songs.
This is visual mastery at play with tremendous acting performances and an eerie sense of spirit that make it quite the cinematic experience to be had.
The crisp cinematography, striking color palette, and calculated camerawork made this absolutely fascinating eye candy (and with such great substance of a story, too).
C’MON C’MON looks to the future in this genuinely heartfelt story that is visually stunning and makes even the most mundane emotions and parts of life seem universally felt. This character feels the closest to Joaquin Phoenix and is such a 180 from his role as the Joker. Woody Norman offers such an honest, realistic child perspective unlike any kid actor I’ve ever seen.
The Humans offers a fly-on-the-wall experience of this family’s flailing Thanksgiving dinner. This ensemble cast bounces off one another so well. There are two conflicting themes here that create a really unique tonal tension. Lean into its many quirks, and that’s when it works.
The Green Knight is a haunting and offbeat adaptation of King Arthur lore that comes together utilizing unparalleled and inventive cinematic techniques to form a gem of visuals and wonder. I feel that I could watch this five more times (I just might do it), and my appreciation for this film would only grow.