The Beaver completely feels like a vanity rescue mission and it completely falls apart under that strategy. Jodie Foster is married to Mel Gibson in this film. No, I mean the real Jodie Foster is married to the real Mel Gibson. Those are the characters. Their real selves. It's a creepy experience, like you're watching real people divulging real emotions only separated by the thin fiction of a hand puppet. And Mel has genuine anguish in his face and it…
Fear is a place with a history of suffering. You can tell everyone involved was feeding off the energy of being at a real mental hospital and you can cut the atmosphere with a spoon. Truly uses location to full potential. The score too is just a monster mood setter. This was waaaay spookier than I remembered.
A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…
"Time just gets away from us."
Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…