Dude Rates Movies

Empire of Light

Poster of the movie
Sam Mendes | 2022 | UK, USA
Saturday 4 March 2023 (watched, at the theater 📽️)

This is the second movie I see in a week in which a character explains the principle of moving pictures (The Fabelmans) and in 2023 which celebrates the virtue of movie-going as an escape (Babylon). And to be fair, the scene-as-tribute to cinema in Empire of Light makes the similar one in Babylon look ridiculous.

Roger Deakins doesn't miss. Olivia Colman is a SUPERSTAR.