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.
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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.
‘House of Gucci’ is a crowd-pleaser of a film that makes perfect use of its runtime. Lady Gaga acts with such conviction in this Cinderella story turned sour, and the emotion held within her eyes is palpable. Jared Leto dials it up to 11, and (somehow) it works. Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Salma Hayek are each superb.
This ticking time bomb of a film is an entirely boundless, chaotic, and emotional love letter to the art of musical theatre. Andrew Garfield delivers a manic performance that is convincing and over-the-top without feeling overdone.
‘Belfast’ is a memory box of a film is a nostalgic, touching, and heartwarming story told through a rich cinematic lens with noteworthy acting performances all around.
Broadening the scope of the universe to massive proportion with beautiful visuals and philosophical themes, this superhero story’s character development does well at building up each of the many new stars.
It may be called The French Dispatch, but this film is a Russian doll of storytelling with its story-within-a-story-within-a-story structure. Compiling Wes Anderson’s distinct whimsy, timely humor, pristine production design, an all-star cast, and social commentary into one, the subject matter feels especially relevant and downright enjoyable.
I’ll be honest, on paper, this sounds like a hard sell. A period piece set in France during the 1300s with kings and knights and lords and ladies and battle sequences and armor… but it works. It legitimately works.
This musical is messy and manipulating and makes time for more than a few moments for major melodrama throughout its maze. And that’s why it works.
Alanis Morissette is one of those unicorn artists. Her influence is evident in endless artists working today, but there’s truly nobody like her. By refusing to follow any of the rules of stardom, she quite literally carved her own way.