Born to be Blue follows jazz legend Chett Baker as he loses everything and starts all over, with the help of an struggling actress. It has solid performances from Ethan Hawke and Carmen Ejogo. It's interesting to see a man on top of the world tumble to the bottom. It's a well told story and well made. It's kind of like Baker's music. Down in the middle tempo.
Richard Linklaiter returns to a good time with Everybody Wants Some!! (It earns the two exclamation points). The spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, the film follows a freshman baseball player's first weekend of college as he gets to know his teammates, figure out who he is, fall in love and party before class starts.
With any sequel is the fear of retreading familiar ground. But what's so bad about that if its good. The cast shines reciting Linklaiter's dialogue.…
(Let's see If I can go through this whole interview without mentioning a 1968 science fiction masterpiece by name.)
Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious directors working today in Hollywood. His themes are ambitious. His stories are ambitious. His vision is ambitious Hell, even his tracking shots are ambitious. After a while though, his films could start to feel the same. What makes Interstellar stand out from his other films is the (not so strong) emotional journey.
Movies and magic go hand in hand. The best magic trick is where you doesn't question how the trick was pulled off, but how awe inspired you are. The same goes for movies. Méliès was, after all, a magician turned filmmaker who used many of his tricks to create special effects for his films (You've all seen Hugo).
Alfonso Cuaron is not a Director, but a Magician and Gravity pulls of a spectacular and emotional trick.
The visual effects are…