It’s a story about a storyteller who is creating a story about how mythology (stories) are created. It is also an acute reminder of how easy it can be to hide secrets in plain sight.
Filmmaker Danny Cohen gave Barnett a Dictaphone and asked her to talk into it as she traversed the world on tours over three years, in support of her celebrated second album in 2018, and onward.
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.
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.
If you’re going to title your movie The Sea Beast, you need to commit to a beast that earns its billing.
The effort is appreciated as far as it goes. But it doesn’t matter how enthusiastically you dial if you end up with a bore on the other end of the line.
This is a skillful but flawed portrait of amateur sports on the global stage that doesn’t quite stick the landing.
Is this in any way, shape, or form defensible as meaningful art? Certainly not. Is it really cute? Yup.
Xavier Giannoli’s film is hilarious and always moving with vivid colors and rapid-fire narration that in another movie might feel heavy-handed but here is a guiding force that gives a fascinating quasi-history lesson.