Come on down for a gen-u-ine American dystopia at the crossroads of end-of-empire and late-stage capitalism. Chloé Zhao’s outsider’s eye is hugely sympathetic but unhindered by knee-jerk patriotism.
Rosamund Pike is perfection in this intellectual romance, an unsentimental portrait of a woman striving to be appreciated for her mind at a time even more anti-woman than today. Feminist and flinty.
A “family” comedy about nuclear terrorism, the incompetent CIA agent on the case, and his 9-year-old sidekick. Desperately unfunny, thoroughly misjudged. We are in the worst and the dumbest timeline.
Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I bet you get huge tax credits for shooting at Chernobyl. What’s that? They didn’t actually shoot at Chernobyl? This is what’s wrong with cinema today: everyone’s willing to let Hollywood glam and FX trump authenticity. *sigh* Dolph Lundgren and Jean-Claude Van Damme: Which one will be … more…