The most ambitious and flawed film of the trilogy with a seemingly endless series of plot holes and contrivances that get so absurd that they come very very close to derailing the whole thing.
There's enough spectacle and atmosphere to make it a dignified end to the three though.
The prime example of the film's inability to realise its vaulting ambition is the theme of revolution and a rebelling underclass that threaten to be a fascinating addition to Nolan's universe…
I hold no fanboy nostalgia with this movie like so many others, and as a certified geek, i know i should love this movie, but i just don't. It's mildly enjoyable as a pulp sci-fi 70's adventure, i liked Han Solo and the visual effects have a dated charm about them, but it's just not as absorbing as i wanted it to be. The action is boring for the most part and Luke is a very dull hero.
I get the appeal, but i never connected with this film. An unpopular opinion i know, but oh well.
I've watched this once before and I didn't like it.
This second watch improved a little but I'm afraid the Asian/Manga style of cinema doesn't really do anything for me. The use of Troma style nasty body horror and gore, played largely straight, isn't too my taste and nor is the gross out animation and graphics. And I just don't really find the flippant use of realistic violence, watching a disabled person be hurled from their wheelchair or lines that…
I have not seen The Shining from credit to credit in about 15 years.
I have hailed this as the scariest film ever made, mainly to be controversial.
...it turns out The Shining is the most horror film ever made.
Stunning acting, visuals, script and score all combine to creep me the fuck out. If that almost constant humming score doesn't stick with you long before the film has finished, then you are a better person than I.
Absolutely one of the greatest movies ever made.
A film as swaggeringly confident as its lead character is pulsatingly uncertain, kicking off with a run of cool jump cuts set to syncopated jazz, then guiding us through a flamboyantly non-linear story studded with wisdom, philosophy and Allen's signature one-liners.
"Y'know, it's funny, every hooker I speak to tells me that it beats the hell out of waitressing," he tells Cookie, his prostitute of choice, while putting his clothes back on. "Waitressing's gotta be the worst fucking job in…
David Fincher is a curious case. Visually, he is one of the more accomplished talents working today, and it seems he is getting better in that department with every film. But in terms of telling a story, it's like he doesn't care anymore.
I'll get to the Panic Room review momentarily, but I'd like to address a quote from Mr. Fincher himself regarding that film. Here is the quote:
I didn't look at "Panic Room" and think, "Wow, this is…
I don't know anymore if my love for gangster/mob films is because I grew up on Scorsese, or I love Scorsese because I love gangster films.
I think its the combination of them both.
Casino is often regarded as too similar to "GoodFellas" , which is the equivalent of saying Star Wars is too similar to The Hidden Fortress.
I love GoodFellas. It is a masterpiece that has Scorsese at top form…
First of all I am a huge Bruce Willis fan....I have seen every single of his movies and most of his tv appearances. I can even argue that Bonfire of the Vanities and Hudson Hawk have SOME redeeming qualities. All that being said.....Die Hard 5 sucks! A second viewing did not sway my opinion at all. I did however come up with some ideas that would have made it better.
(1) Kill John McClane Jr. in the first part of…
"You can't learn to be real. It's like learning to be a midget, it's not a thing you can learn."
Purple Rose is Woody's masterpiece about movies and the lure of fantasy, with downtrodden Depression-era housewife Mia Farrow romanced by a movie character (Jeff Daniels) who walks off the screen and into her life.
It's ingeniously conceived and beautifully executed, with a rich period flavour - enhanced by Gordon Willis's photography - Farrow's best performance, and a script that expertly…
I am only 16 years late for this party. I really liked this movie and it is probably one of the best high school/teenage movies that I have ever seen. Heath Ledger, Julie Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Krumholtz are excellent in their roles. Seinfeld's best friend Larry Miller steals the show as an overproductive father. Highlight of the movie....Ledger singing and dancing to show Stiles that he really likes her. Hard to believe he as been gone almost 6 years now.