Welcome back to my Home Movies! Today, we have the latest Pixar outing Turning Red duking it out for top honors with an acting showcase in The Outfit. Both are solid 2022 releases hitting shelves, to say the least. Which film emerged victorious this week? Find out below…
The latest Pixar success story, Turning Red has a lot to offer. It’s obviously a giant metaphor (no pun intended), but it also manages to be very entertaining, while remaining deeply specific. There’s a ton to like and a ton to dig into, making it a full meal for adults and kids alike. Truly, there’s something for everyone found within. This here is some of what I had to say in my review:
Turning Red is less ambitious than something like Inside Out or Soul, while still attempting to get at the core of human experience. In some ways, it’s a great companion piece to last year’s Luca. While that was about friendship and a bit of a love-letter to being a pre-teen boy in the summer, this flick looks at family and especially a girl becoming a woman. Without ever becoming deeper than expected, it’s still thoroughly well done and well realized.
There are few stronger acting showcases so far this year than what we see in The Outfit. I spoke to director Graham Moore here, actor Dylan O’Brien here, and actress Zoey Deutch here, so be sure to check those out. They each get into how this crime drama is all about performances, including star Mark Rylance, who is aces. My review of the film (here) included this bit:
The Outfit is a slow burn that builds into something fairly hypnotic. Watching a supposedly simple tailor attempt to outwit dangerous men in order to survive a fateful night is inherently compelling. Watching this cast do it? Well, that’s even more so the case. The more the plot progresses, the more compelled you are to see what these men and women are driven to do next.
The Good Fight: Season Five (TV)
Jurassic Camp Cretaceous Set 1 Seasons 1-3 (TV)
No Criterion releases today. Sorry! Stay tuned for more next week, including a new Criterion Collection release…