Visually stunning and thrillingly dark, the "Snyder Cut" is an ambitious and admirable cinematic experience - the most impressive superhero film since Nolan's Dark Knight series. While its writing and attempts at humor don't always hit the mark, and the film is stronger in its first 3/4 than its weaker finale, "Snyder Cut" is overall a satisfying watch that deserves the hype.
One of the best films in years, it's an extremely necessary and satisfying watch, featuring an Oscar-worthy turn from the incredible Carey Mulligan, confident and smooth directing, bold musical choices, and eye-popping art direction.
Flawlessly executed with heart, humor, and compassion, it's an intimate story that captures resilience in the face of socioeconomic challenges. The film stands on the shoulders of its main ensemble, and is a palpable and honest depiction of pre-pandemic Brooklyn and the greater NYC area.
Overflowing with love, passion, and truth, Minari is the must-see film of the season. Featuring impressive cinematography, strong writing, and an incredible ensemble, the film tells a powerfully relatable story about family, sacrifice, resilience, and the beauty of small and unexpected victories. Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, and Youn Yuh-jung all deserve Oscar recognition for their performances, Lee Isaac Chung deserves Best Director, and the film itself deserves the highest prize.
Devastatingly beautiful and poignant, the film is stylistically diverse, well-paced, well-acted, and feels heart-achingly honest. Xavier impresses once more for the rawness of his acting and directing.