Chicago audiences love the Music Box and Film Center, so, naturally, I wanted to ensure that MUBI GO is as exciting a premise for them as it is for viewers.
It’s unlikely that someone’s going to see The Reef: Stalked and go out and murder a bunch of sharks. But the fact that we tend to see nature as victimizing us rather than the other way around does have an effect on the present and future of the planet.
Perea’s career is almost certainly going to hit another echelon now that Nope has hit cinemas. For the time being, though, he just hopes that audiences are thoroughly entertained by Peele’s dynamic storytelling and filmmaking.
Wrong Place is a convoluted mess that struggles to connect disjunctive plot points as they dawdle their way to the movie’s inevitable conclusion.
Nope is still too fun and has too many effective sequences to be considered a disappointment. It’s just not as resoundingly impressive as we’ve come to expect from Peele.
It succeeds in highlighting this tenet of their work, making it a valuable introduction not just to their unique lives and groundbreaking studies, but also to their own singular artistry.
The smaller humans who saw the preview were delighted, and their parents didn’t seem to be suffering.
If you want to see Crispin Glover’s Olivia Newton-John impersonation, head around the bunny-headed Jesus, past the John Wayne Gacy display, and watch your head down the stairs.
If you’re going to title your movie The Sea Beast, you need to commit to a beast that earns its billing.
Jones does her best with what she has to work with, and the movie may still strike an emotional chord with viewers if they don’t look too closely.
By focusing on the song rather than the man, the filmmakers create an arc that keeps viewers engaged.
Despite all the beautiful water, sun, and half-naked bodies, what I was left with as the credits rolled was a mere trace memory of stylish vacuity.
It’s clear that the makers had an aim to make the movie stand out from typical kiddie fare, and they succeed, generally.
Ultimately, whether the show is any good does not depend on how well it “gets” Chicago, on a logistical or even cultural level, but on whether it is entertaining or not.
With over a hundred years of the moving image at their disposal, these creative people appear at a loss how to proceed. It’s a very familiar feeling.