Reviewed by: Cockatoo 34

Cockatoo's Score:
9.38

Plot/Story

9

Characters

10

Acting

9

Cinematography

9

Production Design

9

Soundtrack

10

Execution

10

Emotional Impact

9


Review:

A rare gem that has probably been overlooked by most which is a shame because it sure is a treat to watch. The story takes place in 1930’s Los Angeles and the story revolves around the friendship that eventually and a bit surprisingly develop, between Jack Parson (Jack Reynor), a man looking to capitalize in the infancy of rocket science and Ernest Donovan (Rupert Friend), a follower of Aleister Crowley (the father of Satanism). What transpires between and around them are the best parts. It’s fascinating to watch and see the 1930’s in all its glory and yes, it’s a slow burn but it’s a character piece and my advice is, sit back and enjoy the drama unfolding because it will take you places that will be a unique and rewarding experience. The costume is opulent while complementing the dialogue that is sublime. Many layers to peel in this one and a cast that is perfect. And the writer is Mark Heyman, who wrote the screenplay for Black Swan so… yeah.