My potential enjoyment of this film was squandered pretty heavily once it became obsessed with spelling out every single detail to its audience. It was almost like teaching ABC's to a toddler. I didn't appreciate it.
Ethan Hawke's presence got me in. I guess you can't win 'em all. Hell, I even chose to watch Getaway last year. I almost forgot about that travesty. Dammit.
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…