Andy Muschietti’s It is a gorgeous ode to all things fearful, finding its footing in strong performances, exceptional cinematography, and atmospheric depth. Derry is a messed up place, and maybe Pennywise is the least of its problems. Spoilers to follow.
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The trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird (2017) dropped this evening and it’s just one of the four films Timothée Chalamet is featuring in this year. This boy’s star is rising and rising fast — not least of all because of early buzz for his role in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name — and it’s easy to see why. Chalamet is the kind of actor that exudes presence despite being so young, and no matter the role or movie — no matter the mediocrity of other elements around him — he delivers.
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Joe Swanberg’s first “mainstream” mumblecore film sports effervescent talent despite its ultra-naturalistic, ultra-Realist vibe that comes along with the genre. It’s actually much more buoyant than I expected, and much more enjoyable as a result.
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