Passing lives in the brief looks that one woman wistfully gives to the other, the hidden message behind each of these momentary glances guaranteed to linger in my memory for a long time to come.
“You could say this story is very much about the inability to simply just be upfront and honest. I think that’s something to think about. I love how that kind of becomes more meaningful as things go on.”
– David Verbeek
Dead & Beautiful has bite, and in this instance that’s enough to warrant a look.
This Dune, for all its technical virtuosity, is stranded in an emotionally barren desert.
Hansen-Løve twists Bergman Island into a circular pretzel during the climax, and I loved seeing how all her seemingly disconnected themes and plot strands suddenly came together into one with such rhapsodic ease.
Valdimar Jóhannsson’s feature-length debut Lamb is one of the more captivatingly daft, yet oddly heartbreaking, motion pictures I’ve seen this year.
I have zero wish to spend much time on Dear Evan Hansen.
This is a richly talented ensemble, and every member puts forth their best effort.
“I wanted to make something entertaining, but a film that also resonates emotionally.”
– Ruth Platt