Sound of Metal (Darius Marder – 2020) A

This is one of the best films from last year. The story of Ruben, the heavy metal rock drummer, who loses his hearing. It’s a movie with amazing performances all around especially by Riz Ahmed as Ruben and his girlfriend Lou played by Olivia Cook. The story is about how much we yearn for “normal” all the while missing the chance to hold on to the new life that lays ahead. Many of the best dramas give us an opportunity to learn about other people and communities. This one does exactly that when Ruben becomes part of the deaf community to help him learn sign language and acclimate to his new life. It’s not always an easy film to watch. It is heartbreaking, tender and does not always do what you might expect.

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