A heart-racing and breathtaking ride from start to finish, and, dare I say, it took my breath away.
The film opens with a title card featuring almost comically large text that reads “THE BATMAN,” filling the entire screen in a tall, skinny, red, sans serif font. Somehow, that was already a good sign.
‘I Want You Back’ is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and the rom-com is exactly what you need just in time for Valentine’s Day (and even after the holiday if you need a quick pick-me-up). Along with an exceptional cast, the movie features some really great music!
Kimi is now streaming on HBO Max, and Steven Soderbergh’s latest film boasts an interesting soundtrack. The music and score for the movie is actually pretty minimal, but there are some astounding musical moments going on here.
Subdued but simultaneously compelling, ‘Kimi’ had a plan, it knew what it wanted to do, and it executed it. It didn’t need to be more than 90 minutes long, and it was the better for its compact presentation.
Featuring one of the most specifically time-period relevant soundtracks, The Tender Bar soundtrack successfully combines the greatest hits from the late 1960’s, 1970’s, and early 1980’s with some lesser known songs by the biggest artists during that time.
This is such a relatable but personal story that I feel many will share a pretty heartfelt connection. The script is really a cocktail of life lessons, and there are so many instantly quote-able lines. Ben Affleck is the cool uncle you always wanted, and Tye Sheridan, Daniel Ranieri, and Lily Rabe are all great here.
This stellar ensemble cast is weight down by a predictable and often bland story despite ‘The 355’s cultural variety and incredibly well choreographed action sequences.
2021 was… a year. But we had movies to escape it for even a little while. This list changes for me so often, but if it’s on this list, that means it made a lasting impact on me this year.
The crisp cinematography, striking color palette, and calculated camerawork made this absolutely fascinating eye candy (and with such great substance of a story, too).