Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Good Morning, Riz

There are two new photos of Riz Ahmed on the internet this morning (via) -- oh, I'd say it's a good morning! Any time we see Riz a fat check goes in the "good" column. And in related news -- Riz's Oscar-nominated turn in Sound of Metal is hitting 4K Criterion this upcoming Tuesday! I told you about this when it was first announced but this is a mighty fine moment for reminding, especially now that I can link you right to where you can buy the thing. I was surprised how much I liked this movie -- sure it had Riz drumming whilst shirtless, we knew that going in. But Riz really gives the performance of his career-to-date in it, and I found the film-making on hand (especially that soundscape) all around excellent stuffs. And the Criterion disc, with the 4K and the Dolby sound, seems to be taking full advantage of that. And that's before we even get into the extracurricular of the whole vibe between Riz and his hot director Darius Marder, which I was super into.

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