If ya'll had told me that Peter Falk was the grandfather in this, I would have watched this ages ago. Seriously, the happiness and joy of this film is one thing, but Peter Falk is something completely different.
Anyways, The Princess Bride is the pure definition of charming. It plays like a parody of the fantasy type films it seems to imitate, but there's also a genuine wish to tell a story that's a part of it. It's a notably…
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
Ben-Hur is the kind of film that defines the "Epic" genre. Even through its intimate scenes, it's a film whose scope stretches beyond even what the camera shows.
First and foremost, Ben-Hur is a film about the destroyed relationship between two men and how one of them vows revenge as it tears him apart. It is a revenge and a story that takes place over several years as Judah Ben-Hur seeks to gain vengeance…
Before I start this review, I’d like to say the following: If you liked or even loved the film, that is fine. I frankly envy you. This is a film I wanted to love. But I didn’t, for reasons I will go into during this review.
Previous to this rewatch, I had last seen The Dark Knight Rises at the midnight premiere. The idea of a filmmaker finishing off a comic book trilogy and summing up their run of a…