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  • The Truman Show

    The Truman Show


    Rewatched while staying near Seaside FL, where the movie was filmed. Masterpiece, man! It’s always been interesting to me how the whole movie could be interpreted as either very anti-God or very pro-God. On the one hand, the film could be seen as one about deconstructing and escaping the “confines” of religion - but on the other, there’s a deeply Christian message buried beneath, telling us that a world with free will (even with the possibility of sin) is always preferable…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II


    I think I appreciated it more on the second go. After dropping the expectations of some kind of grand-scale sequel and knowing where things were going, I became grateful for the way this movie (like its predecessor) does not try to tell a large-scale story but instead focuses on intimate character-driven stakes. I hope the 3rd one increases the scale a bit, but the emphasis on character here is key, and the relatively limited focus is what allows them to…

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