A true believer that cinema peaked when Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn got into a shovel fight in Death Becomes Her
Walking through the shots of House of Gucci feels like stepping through the hallways of a fever dream. Ridley Scott has crafted an engaging comedic melodrama that reshapes the ancient themes of greed and power with a deliciously barbaric twist, a genre-bending hybrid that is as adventurously distinctive as it is universal. Each moment has such a ludicrous, yet fascinating effect, but the chaos is what makes it so enjoyable.
Lady Gaga chews up, stabs, and spits out the screen.…
So, what exactly is Network? Is it a political satire? Is it a critique on the television industry? Is it a howling protest? Was it a foreshadow for what is to come with the advancement of media? Is it a black comedy? Is it a love letter to professional journalism? Is it an outrageous farce? Is it Sidney Lumet’s way of storytelling? Is it a character study? Is it a drama? Is it a showcase of the hollowness of media?…
Cate Blanchett obliterates and emphasizes the concept of power with an unquestionable level of passion and intensity as she slowly dismantles Lydia Tár. She has an astounding level of confidence, control, and command as she simultaneously pulls everything in the scenes into her orbit and tears it apart with a single glance or quick movement. It is an unnerving performance that will surely go down in history.
A warm, leisurely, thoughtful reflection on the power of love and family. It moves through its scenes slowly, making it feel enthrallingly pleasant to be able to learn more about the dynamics and relationships between all of these people. The relationships between each character exude an irresistible tenderness and charisma that masterfully strike a balance between comedy, sentimentality, and emotion on a level that is both delightful and moving.