Four Favorites of Last Month👇
I wasn’t a Talking Heads fan going into Stop Making Sense, but I definitely am now. I didn’t know what to expect but this performance on an IMAX screen was better than some live concerts I’ve attended. Electric energy, good music, and Byrne’s creative vision is the basis for one of the most unique experiences I’ve had in a movie theater. It won’t be showing for much longer but I urge you to watch this on an IMAX screen while you still have the chance.
The Menu cleverly takes advantage of a multi-course meal within the movie to structure its events. It’s a really smart way of stringing together moments that constantly one up each other without ever feeling repetitive. The wild, rollercoaster of a film doesn’t lose itself in its absurdity, that is, until the ending. Fortunately it happened to be written, edited, and acted so sharply that the last scene doesn’t ruin the experience. Ralph Fiennes stands out in this one, depicting a cunning, unpredictable chef.…
Martin McDonagh's best in my opinion. Breathtaking locations and cinematography, this is a beautiful film visually. The narrative is in line with the melancholy of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The humor, however, is a lot more similar to In Bruges. It strikes a perfect balance between the two, mounted on the back of a versatile cast that can shift between tones at a moment's notice. This has taken the crown as my favorite movie of the year.