I think during this Covid-19 pandemic a lot of us have had the opportunity to cherish the things we have and reflect on how lucky we were nine months ago. The family that we can be around, the friends we would give a hug to, the dinners we could have, the movies we could go see, and the sense of normalcy, that does not exist right now. I would take that even a step further with our senses of touch, sight, smell, taste, or hearing, which are the basic things one hopes to have forever. For many, that’s not always the case and in Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal, he is telling us the story of a man who begins to lose his hearing and must change his entire life because of it. Riz Ahmed stars, with a beautiful and emotional performance as Ruben. He’s a successful drummer in a hard rock band, along with his girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) and one day, after a show, his hearing starts to go. A ringing in his head, muffled sound, and then nothing. Sound of Metal follows this journey, the struggle to adapt, and the inspiring resilience of the hearing impared community. Sound of Metal reverberates into the soul.