The world feels lived in, because it is, and it gives you a sense of isolation around the main character.
It’s explicit, it’s very French, but there are sub-textual elements to ‘Day for Night’ that extend beyond what is seen.
Who says that two con artists can’t double as pseudo-paranormal investigators who stumble upon a groundbreaking discovery?
‘The Favourite’ does what traditional period pieces typically don’t do: mix black comedy with witty, flavorful drama to create a seamlessly perfect blend of humor and intensity.
Everything is unbelievably clean: from the cutting, to the camera angles, and even down to the perfectly contrasted black and white cinematography.
Not only does it have a lot of heart, but it carries a certain level of entertainment value that these grimy, character-driven dramas often lack. Whether it be the sharp comedy or the exhilarating performances, ‘Thunder Road’ will certainly please fans of independent cinema and critics alike.
While not the best heist thriller ever, Widows does, indeed, satisfy a craving for carefully crafted filmmaking and high adrenaline. It finds a rhythm and sticks to it, all while being stylistically sound and grounded.
It’s a basic, coming-of-age story without the gloss of similar films: ‘Eighth Grade’, ‘Edge of Seventeen’, ‘Lady Bird’.