BEYOND MARATHON #1
I haven't seen this film in more than a decade and now I remember why. Stark Trek: The Motion Picture is a mediocre episode of the TV series that attempts to be the next 2001 and doesn't quite have the artistic value or writing to get there. It's oddly humorous when it isn't supposed to be (killing off Not Spock in the first half hour, for example) and it takes FOREVER getting anywhere when really it only…
The main problem with Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe is that it is so focused on establishing a franchise, it kind of forgets to make a cohesive movie. This focus on forging a foundation gives the film a rather wonky structure and narrative flow - where most of what would be the big spectacle climax shows up before a half hour into the film - and leaves a TON of characters and subplots hanging by the finale. The film is…
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.
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.