Boyhood for the Avant-Garde crowd.
Technically this is something that should be watched in complete silence but I live in Miami which means people are constantly partying outside so that's practically impossible when my neighbors are blasting "Compay Jose" for the billionth god damn time. So I had to resort to making my own soundtrack to play against Stan Brakhage's rhythmic images, and I chose Death Grips because why the fuck not?
And let me tell you something: I experienced…
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
Not entirely sure why I was so [relatively] harsh on this when I first saw it. Though it avoids the Coens' usual storytelling subversion in favor of a more classical approach, it's still very much imbued with their sensibilities.
There's a real love and craft to the images on display here. The Coens have always been great when it comes to how they shoot their films, and in reeling back into a traditional story,…
Some initial rambling thoughts and notes for a future more coherent review:
-Jordan Belfort makes Calvin Candie look like a pleasant guy to be around.
-This film makes The Departed look like a Disney movie.
-"Two time Academy Award Nominee Jonah Hill"
-"That Rob Reiner guy should act more."
-Never thought I'd hear a Foo Fighters song in a Scorsese film, nevermind one that actually really fits.
-It'll be interesting to see how the mass public reacts to…