I just want a nice-looking grade distribution.
Past Lives 2023
We’re often drawn to onscreen romances because they provide us with the comfort inherent in a layer of artifice — the anticipating, the yearning, the flames of passion and heartbreak ultimately guided to safety by the grandiosity of Hope. Will they won’t they? Who will she choose? Will they get back together? There’s a surface level narrative tension in these questions that Past Lives deliberately strips away from the outset. The film provides you with the answers to the test…
I'm of the opinion that interrogations are incredibly fascinating and often the most intriguing element of a case, so I'm glad someone took this swing even if the limitations of the form are evident. Entire thing rests on Sweeney's shoulders and she delivers. See what happens when you get people away from Sam Levinson?
The Florida Project 2017
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I so badly wanted to give this a 4.5 upon re-watch, but there's just something missing in that middle stretch that prevents a bumping of the rating. Still easily one of my favorites of 2017, and I'd like to touch upon a few additional things I really appreciated:
1. I really love the camerawork, especially as it relates to the interaction between the kids' world and the adults' world. There are several moments where Baker and Zabe choose to shoot…