Succeeding both as a universally enjoyable comedy and an endearing document of its era, the John Hughes-scripted, Micheal Keaton-starring "Mr. Mom" is fully appealing piece of work. A domestic and economic comedy, the film offers a well-composed and well-cast observation of family, gender roles, business, and consumerism in the Reagan years. It is a bubbly romp whose waters may run deeper than assumed.
"Mr. Mom" tells the story of Jack and Caroline Butler who, after Jack is laid-off from his…
Michael Ritchie's "Fletch" is a comedy that succeeds thanks to the charm of its star and the effortless entertainment of its script. A mystery-comedy led by a magnetic Chevy Chase, the film asks very little of audience, rarely forcing laughs but consistently inducing smiles. It is the sort of low-key, medium-silly, and highly engaging comedy that works well and fully appeals.
"Fletch" revolves around Chevy Chase's Irwin Fletcher, a reporter who gets caught up in some murder-for-hire skullduggery that involves…
"Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.
"Whiplash," Damien Chazelle's 107-minute-long ode to mentors, musicians, and motivation, is a taut and mesmerizing piece of filmmaking. A quick-moving and engrossing drama that explores the roles of teacher and learner, parent and child, Chazelle builds a film that brims with energy and emotion, bursts with authentic character beats, and soars with a percussive and narrative brilliance.
With its powerful performances, crackling direction, and riveting story, "Whiplash" is a truly great piece of work.
Chazelle's story is built around Miles…