An intriguing experiment, elevated by clever direction and impressive long takes.
The Rise of Skywalker walks back The Last Jedi by returning time and again to tropes and formulas. I wanted more.
Ad Astra is one of the loneliest science-fiction films I’ve seen, and also a thought-provoking, essential deconstruction of masculinity and loneliness.
Arrival is one of those rare films that are simply perfect the way they are. Every time I see it I am astounded all over again at how a film can be so profoundly clever and emotionally touching at the same time.