I've been working backwards with the work of Adam Elliot since first discovering his amazing film, Mary and Max, just a few weeks ago.
This 22-minute short, which ended up making an Oscar winner out of Elliot, features a lot of the morbid humor that he would dive into in greater detail with Mary and Max. It's just about perfect, and it features flawless narration from Geoffrey Rush. You really couldn't ask for more from a short. Elliot is one of the best and most unique working in the animation business.
The best decision on a cinematic level that the people at Marvel have made since casting Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, is without a doubt the lead casting of Chris Pratt and choosing director James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy. I don't think that this kind of risky decision could have ever been approved had RDJ not paved the way, quite literally, for a bit of sarcasm and snark to be injected in such beloved characters from such…
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…