Oscars Death Race enthusiast and Greyhound apologist.
You just love to see a film like this hitting big, achieving Best Picture and Best Director nominations. From the opening credits it demands a cinematic screening. The long, uninterrupted blank shot with such an immersive soundtrack lets you fall into the screen, preparing the audience for a reflective, quiet experience. You just couldn't achieve it on a home TV.
That perfect presentation is continued throughout, specifically in the sound mixing. It's brilliantly balanced, never overshadowed by the raging inferno…
Apologies in advance, this gets pretty graphic, as does the short.
Here's something crazy. Íngrid Olderöck has a Spanish language Wikipedia page, but not an English language one. Weird. Googling her name comes up with almost no English language entries. So weird. The monstrous war criminal has multiple Spanish language links to her name, which I can unfortunately not read, but very, very little in English, the language of the country responsible for installing a dictatorship under which she committed…