A fitting metaphor for the state of Millennial lives more generally, Lady Bird is a messy mash-up of bad relationships and unhealthy attitudes toward sex. And yet, its honesty and authenticity unmasks many of those elements, forcing the ugliness of the fallen world into the open, and making some small concessions toward redemption.
Just as the Academy, the Screen Actor’s Guild, the Golden Globes, and every bloke with a film blog has released their top tens, we figured it was time we released ours as well.
One might suspect by the simple title that my expectations to the most anticipated film of 2016 (personally speaking) were not met, but that shouldn’t be your conclusion. Rather, just take it as a caution that my expectations may not have been aligned to the correct reality…
“It’s like 5 minutes before every launch, everyone goes to the bar, gets drunk, and tells me what they really think about me.” And thus, we have a film.
Acclaimed actor Joel Edgerton debuts his directing and writing skills in a most fascinating and equally troublesome manner.
The best combination I can possibly think of to describe this film is “Pursuit of Happyness” meets “Psycho”. . . Say what?
There are many stories surrounding World War II that are beyond fascinating, but few reach the level of intrigue that Alan Turing’s does. The British mathematician is essentially responsible for inventing the computer, and was a Cambridge fellow by the time he was in his mid-twenties. The man was a genius not just at math, but in cryptology, the study of codes and symbols. That’s why the British government recruited him to crack Enigma, the ever-elusive German messaging system. The code was said to be unbreakable, because the encryption changed every single day. Decode one day’s message, and it doesn’t matter, because tomorrow you have to start all over again. What’s even more noteworthy is that Turing’s part in this grand project was a government secret for over 50 years.