Charlie Hunnam plays a broody practically-Western hero in James Gray’s directorial comeback after three years. Billed as a “biographical adventure drama”, The Lost City of Z takes its time making the twists and turns necessary in a biopic like this. Thanks to its strong cast, its languid script is able to fully lift off the ground.
Jordan Peele’s directorial debut has captivated critics and audiences pretty universally, and for good reason. Get Out is an irresistibly funny, unrelentingly smart, and thoroughly relevant horror comedy film. It is multilayered and self-referential, compounding its humour as well as its chilling real-world parallels. Mild spoilers to follow.
Admittedly, I don’t fully understand this film. Olivier Assayas is fast becoming a filmmaker I’ll watch for what’s evoked, not what’s necessarily there. In Personal Shopper, Kristen Stewart is haunted by events, both grounded in reality and distinctly otherworldly. I feel like that’s all the summary anyone needs. Spoilers ahead!