Takashi Miike has always had a knack of pushing boundaries with his cinema, often in awkward and abrasive ways. Yet, Rainy Dog is a film that retains the same idea - but uses its slow burn and vague character builds in a way that makes the audience uncomfortable to push its boundaries. It's phenomenally executed as a film though, blending in just enough of his stylistic bursts of violence and pitch black humor to flavor the entire film, but mostly…
I truly forgot how terrible this film is. Just when one person thinks that this series just SIMPLY COULDN'T GET WORSE, Paul W.S. Anderson one ups himself and releases one that is truly worse. Resident Evil: Retribution (is this supposed to be retribution for past atrocities by showing us how bad it can get?) is completely and utterly nonsensical and lacking any grounding. It's a movie. I guess. Not much more than that.
Check out my review for the film when it came out: bloodbrothersfilmreviews.blogspot.com/2013/01/resident-evil-retribution-2012.html
Fincher, you mad genius bastard! Only he could take a film like this and make into a riveting, roller coaster emotional thriller that has even the most intelligent of movie goer leaning whatever which way he wants them to go. It's intoxicating in its subtlety, brimming with impressive performances, and challenging in its delivery. Bravo, good sir.
Since Pixar decided to completely abandon creativity with their last two films, I was skeptical about Inside Out. However, this is easily one of my favorites that the studio has released and one of their most ambitious, unique, and creative films of their highly regarded catalog. It's both outrageously fun and horrendously sad (a key component to the theme of the film). I'm glad to see the studio producing films like this again. It comes highly recommended.