Soul went down a rabbit hole unexpectedly and slowly turned an enjoyable jazz joyride into something deep and meaningful beyond its lovable soundtrack. For a moment I felt robbed of my idea of where the movie was going but by the time it concluded, the films message was coherent and jazz was just a layer of the show and not the whole onion. Kids will laugh, adults will think and everyone will enjoy the magic of Soul.
Parasite highlights as much about the talent of its creators as it does about society and the observed differences between rich and poor. The architectural splendor of the Parker home and the greasy confines of The Kim basement are presented immaculately. The story intensifies beautifully and the feeling of impending chaos is gripping. It's as chilling as it is warm. As real as it is imaginative. This movie deserves its widespread acclaim.
There is something beautifully transportive about Moonrise Kingdom. The simple story of 'two loved up kids running away together' is colored, framed and acted in a way that warms you, charms you and sets you free with Suzy and Sam. It's a 'Sunday Movie' you'd watch any day of the week. It truly speaks to Wes Anderson's creativity when a cast of this magnitude is carried by the visual element of the picture and not the other way round. This being said, the familiarity of some of these faces is one of the most warming aspects of the movie and nutshells why anyone with half an imagination should watch Moonrise Kingdom.
I had my suspicions but I didn't obsess, I didn't want to... Knives Out is just too entertaining. Sit back and let the addictive unraveling skills of Benoit Blanc walk you through this undulating puzzle.