The Post’s images are undeniably potent, but in that big, obvious way that steamrolls the complexity of the issues.
A Silent Voice is an optimistic, humanistic film. You might not expect that level of optimism from a story bracketed by a pair of suicide attempts, a story of bullying and trauma and self-hatred.
As a representation of the corrupting influence of money – whether in the hands of mafioso or oil barons – All the Money in the World is successful if simplistic.
Once you get past the undeniably unique conceit of KanColle, there’s not much to recommend it.
A shitty year with some excellent movies.
McDonagh’s radical sympathy creates his film’s best scenes, while undercutting any kind of coherent thesis.
I thought Code Geass was a tale of resistance, rebellion and ultimately revolution. A heroic tale where the noble Japanese prevail against the evil Britannian Empire.
That’s not quite the story it’s telling.