With Blue Jay, which is now on Netflix, director Alex Lehmann and writer Mark Duplass (who also stars) have achieved exactly that, which is to stumble upon something true, something that speaks to a reality of life, and to capture it in a beautiful, heartfelt movie.
The Kitchen has a trio of charismatic protagonists, but this falls short of making up for a story that puts shock value over nuance.
If you go in looking for the same high-octane action as in his other films, you’re not going to get what you expect, but Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is still pure Tarantino.
Midsommar lived up to my great expectations in the best way possible, which is to say, it displays a lot of the genius that made Hereditary great while breaking brand new ground, never once feeling like a continuation or a retread.
“It’s three chords and the truth”, Rose-Lynn says about country, quoting Harlan Howard; too often we think of it as obsessed with blue jeans and pickup trucks, but through Rose-Lynn’s eyes we see that there’s true art beyond that, a soulful longing that doesn’t care if you’re wearing cowboy boots… or if you’re from Scotland.