An allegorical piece, such as this, doesn’t just require your attention: it demands it. Timeless, in nature–and serviceable in beauty, and temperance–‘The Great Father’ is a tasty, filmic treat to enjoy in just seven short minutes.
If anything, the significance of the documentary is, in fact, underlining that it will take everyone inhabiting this planet to change the course of our history. From Edmonds, and all of the other activists featured in the documentary, to you reading this review: it will take all of us. But we have to remember that we are all in this fight together–no matter what we believe is the most effective form of activism.
From directors Mackenzie Leigh Barmen (who doubles as the cinematographer) and Misti Dawn Garritano (credited as the primary writer and lead actress) comes a story about a married couple. And to say any more than that would spoil the fun for the viewer!
In this episode, Jared and Riley talk some current movie, television, and streaming news, Spyglass’ Scream reboot, and give our full thoughts on the launch of Disney+ and The Mandalorian.
I’m just going to start by putting it all out there: this was an absolutely fantastic watch. It’s funny, quirky, and thought-provoking content kept me engaged all the way through. Why did ‘I Used to Be Normal…’ enrapture me the way it did? Let me break it down.
A feel-good, end of summer experience that will warm your heart and have you yearn for the days where you could just hit the road and drop all your problems; no social media and still entirely possible to just disappear for a while.
It is extremely difficult to adapt any Shakespeare text to screen. Theater performances, for one, differ wildly from screen-acting both for inflection and line delivery. The overlap can sometimes disrupt immersion, especially when an adaptation doesn’t go the way as planned.
In a way, John Schlesinger’s ‘Midnight Cowboy’ (1969) is the perfect conclusion to this round of sixties movies. Schlesinger had previously directed three British films, but this was his first American film. It’s meticulously edited and stitched together for maximum effect and exceeds beyond just an average film.