Movie: The Wandering Earth – A brilliant, expressive visual fest replete with all kind of odes to American science fiction. I was dubious of the science and went in search of the critiques; two stood out: What Western Media Got Wrong About China’s Blockbuster ‘The Wandering Earth’ and Liu Cixin’s The Wandering Earth Is Now a Striking SF Film on Netflix. Definitely worth the watch if only for the optical orgasm it evokes.
Movie: Hereditary – Terrifying and outstanding in all its complexities. The narrative brilliantly interweaves the dark complexities of psychological character elements and transforms them into actual heightened nightmarish fears and a metaphorical horror story that peels paint off your walls. Ari Aster is someone I plan to put on my ‘must watch all’ list. Toni Collette is outstanding and gives a phenomenal performance on the complexities of the mother/daughter relationships and motherhood in general; her facial expressions alone should earn her an Oscar. […]