Out with the old, in with the…old?
*Beware all ye who enter…spoilers are afoot!*
“What if I make a documentary? And this is where you come in.”
“Lady Bird, is that your given name?”
The Shape of Water is an impossibly beautiful exploration of love, friendship and humanity; part drama, part heist movie, part thriller, all fantasy, expertly crafted in the way that only director Guillermo del Toro can.
Black Panther is a sprawling, often beautiful, globe-hopping, worldbuilding comic book movie that forges a real sense of place, and more importantly, of culture. It’s being hailed as one of the finest of all time in the genre; yes, it’s very good, but that’s a claim that might be overstating its virtues a touch though.
“In the First Amendment the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.”
“Still no arrests. How come I wonder? ‘Cause there ain’t no God and the whole world’s empty, and it doesn’t matter what we do to each other? I hope not.”
On January 22nd, 2008, acclaimed actor Heath Ledger died at just 28 years of age. 28 years he lived at double-speed, rising to Hollywood fame, pushing himself artistically and starting a family along the way. This is his story.
Pixar’s Up opens with a beautiful and heartbreaking montage of life, love, loss and regret for the time slipped by. Coco opens with an elegant montage all of its own, setting out the generations of small boy Miguel Rivera’s family, their proud traditions, their lasting superstitions and the effect that these have on the young aspiring musician’s dreams. But…
“Deal with her.”
“Only a Bright can control the Power of the Wand”