Dirty Harry is a Republican's wet dream and a clear-as-day rallying cry to the so-called silent majority. This should be hugely problematic, or at the very least an impediment to fully enjoying this film. However, it's such a good time - thanks to a combination of its adept directing, inventive screenplay and next-level editing- that I found myself totally absorbed in its affable charm, despite the fact it's essentially preaching that the police should take the law into their own hands (?).
I saw this almost exclusively for Rachel McAdams and Benny Safdie, not knowing anything about the source material (nor its YA skew). Somewhat surprisingly, I still had a pretty good time watching it. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is an effective coming-of-age story that focuses on the trials and tribulations of growing up with parents of different faiths. It effectively explores how a syncretic upbringing can lead to a better understanding of others, but can also lead to…
As formally audacious as it is narratively gripping, Oppenheimer tells an important story whilst, impressively, taking dense subject matter and making it easily digestible. It also mostly eschews the traditional biopic format, and instead, offers a rich, detailed character study into the so-called "father of the atomic bomb."
The film sets a foreboding tone from the off, with a poignant quote about Prometheus. This mythological figure, who defied the gods by granting fire to mankind, foreshadows the impending consequences of…