Revisiting Funny People made me yearn for the comfort of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, so I treated myself. It had been a while since my last viewing of this, and it's lost none of its charm. The connection I felt to Peter Brenner at the time of the movie's release was strangely affecting, and that made it my most watched film of 2008. I have spent far too many hours cozied up with this one.
I still believe that this is the best film Judd Apatow has ever been a part of in any way, shape, or form.
I've written about this one extensively on many occasions before, too, so I will just leave a link on the original review I wrote during its opening weekend 5 summers ago. I was extremely high on it then, wanting to call it a modern comic masterpiece. I've cooled down from that level since, but I still consider to be one of the best films of its kind over the last decade.
No film this year took me by bigger surprise than Silver Linings Playbook, a dazzling romantic comedy featuring the type of dysfunctional people that reside in David O. Russell's wheelhouse as a filmmaker. Not since Three Kings and Flirting With Disaster has he been so in tune with his strengths, and it resulted in what might be his crowning achievement.
As much as both The Fighter and I Heart Huckabees are enormously appreciated by most people, I found each of…
I saw this on opening night, but I've waited two days to write down some of my thoughts on it and it already feels like I'm late to the party. There have been countless reviews logged in on here as of late, so I feel compelled to keep this semi-short and ultra-sweet, because its outrageous brilliance is no longer a mystery.
We knew it would only be a matter of time before Tarantino would create an epic spaghetti western, and…