As a Reader of The Book I thought this was about as good as one could hope for. Hard to tell if non-readers will know what the fuck is going on half the time let alone enjoy it, but I enjoyed the IMAX experience tremendously.
I’ve spent the past year or so feeling crazy as I watched movie after movie that was critically well regarded that I thought was trite (Promising Young Woman, 90% RT, Academy Award for best screenplay) or disappointing (No Time to Die, 84% RT, Certified Fresh!) or unwatchable (Malignant, 76% RT, Certified Fresh, how about that twist!!!). I feared that movies were over.
But tonight I watched Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter and folks, movies are still alive!!!!
Oscar Isaac is…