The Good German was Soderbergh's biggest commercial failure. The movie has heart and care put into it, without being overly gimmicky about its old-shcool style, but the story just doesn't work, the setting is too good for such an average "crime" story, and George Clooney's acting doesn't help either. The film isn't bad by any means, but I completely understand why this was a flop, people really don't care about modern films trying to emulate old-timey noirish movies (and I…
The main problem with the original Mad Max trilogy might be the fact that the sequels desperately tried to emulate the charm of the first one without achieving the same raw impact (something that also happens with the Evil Dead trilogy to a lesser degree), and Mad Max: Fury Road seems to follow this tradition. Mad Max: Fury Road doesn’t reinvent the wheel here, many of its artifacts, shots, set-pieces, designs and stunts are directly borrowed from previous entries.
Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…
I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?
Corman might be a genius after all.