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Recent lits from film-critic

"Civil War" is the most tightly wound film so far in 2024. It mostly shies away from the politics surrounding what led to the titular event. This is a smart decision as it will help to age the film better, from this critic's perspective. The snapshot (see what I did there) is that this is a film about photography. It's about people who capture humanity and human beings at their purest, most vile, most celebratory, disgusting moments. It is a rush to watch this film. The 'you are there' is strong with this one. It will or should win the Cinematography awards this year. Performances all hit their marks. The 1:49 runtime feels like 45 minutes. The famous scene from the trailer is every bit as gut-wrenching as you'd expect. One thing they really conveyed as filmmakers was the kind of psycho you have to be to enjoy or want to participate in war journalism. And don't get me started on the final sequence. What a set piece. Just see it. 2 out of 2 say stars. You'll get the reference.

				12/5/2024 @ 16:16
				First Iteration

I finally saw Oppenheimer last night. Verdict? It cmopl * completely met and even slightly exceeded expectations, much like the Trinity test. While being somewhat familiar with the history as a person brought up through the good kind of public schools and whatever cable channel would have some WW2 thing on at my grandparents house, I came to this film as more a Nolan fan. Nolan is one of three or four directors that's allowed full control, or at least it seems that way. Anyways, the film. It is photographed beautifully, you could teach undergrad lighting from this movie alone. Murphy is fantastic as is almost the entire cast. I felt RDJ was a bit of a try hard, but who wouodn't be after spending ten years as Iron Man. All an * all in all a riveting piece, beatufully paced and editi edited, does not feel as long as the run tinme. It'll take best picture, and be deserving. Not a top ten film of all time, but itll

				18/2/2024 @ 16:30