Damian Chazelle finds a dreamlike reverie amidst rocket-powered mechanical brawn. As wonderfully, nerve-wrackingly exhausting as it is movingly intimate.
If there is something new to be said about boxing, Bleed for This doesn’t find it. Sucks all the energy out of a story that should have been a can’t-miss.
It’s all a bit satirical. Or maybe not. Look, over there, Shakespeare in a superhero cape!
Now with winners indicated.
If a movie must have a male protagonist and a male villain, fine. But must it also pretend that women barely exist in the world at all? [This post is not behind the paywall.]
If you didn’t think music could involve actual blood, sweat, and tears, this breathtakingly visceral coming-of-artistic-age drama will set you straight.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is one of the orgs for which I help choose year-end best-ofs.