There's a vacancy to the way Hogg observes her characters, much of it done through stillness and negative space. It’s never obvious and is all the more intoxicating because of it.
Wall-to-wall nostalgia can't distract from this soulless spectacle's two-dimensional characters and underdeveloped storytelling. While there are some thrilling sequences (i.e. the opening race and that genius visit to The Overlook Hotel), outside of the Oasis it can't unstick itself from dated blockbuster sap. One of Spielberg's worst.