- Soderbergh’s 17th archiveable film at the time I’m writing this- that’s incredible. And he took several years off with his brief hiatus/retirement/sabbatical.
- He seems destined to hit 25+ archiveable films which is extremely rare in the more modern era. Of course, Scorsese and Woody (both with debuts in the 1960’s) hit that (or rather Scorsese will with his next one) but Soderbergh is from the Gen X class of auteurs- his debut was in 1989.
- On top of the prolific output- Soderbergh serves as also his own editor and cinematographer (under aliases) here for Let Them All Talk as he does often. Being his own DP has sparked a bit of a trend (at least I think he started it)—Cuaron and PTA both acted as DP for their most recent works (Roma and Phantom Thread respectively). Soderbergh’s films (Let Them All Talk included) are brilliantly shot and edited I may add.
- Thomas Newman’s strong jazzy score (another trademark of Soderbergh’s)
- The ensemble cast (shot in snippets that never linger too long– Soderbergh’s editing) is marvelous. Streep plays a writer with this towering arrogance. Dianne Wiest with yet another 2020 archiveable film (I Care A Lot) as well. Wiest gets this great “night sky” speech that is well written. Streep gets the great line “it’s like polishing the vase when the house is falling down.”
- Recommend but not in the top 10 of 2020
@Drake-Another new Soderbergh film got released called No Sudden Move(2021). Do you intend to watch it anytime soon?
@Malith- I do, excited for this one.