Long after the hype and recently after the backlash I finally got around to seeing 'The Interview'.
While there are some very funny moments, there are more comedic misses than hits - a ton of the humor just falls flat. The film is also quite long for what it is, and it feels all of its run time and more.
On the flip side, the performances are great (particularly Bang and Park), most of the ideas are original, and the…
Biopics tend to work so much better when they focus on a small portion of the subject's life and explore it deeply. 'Selma' is a great example of this. A strong film all around, the direction and acting particularly stand out in an effort that is both moving and entertaining.
Character is key in this film. DuVernay's commitment to exploring King's entire character enables the viewer to build a greater connection with him, while the key supporting characters are also…
Works as a spy film, action film, revenge film, and siege film. Does a good job at taking relatively small stakes (for a Bond film), and blowing them up on a grander scale. So easily digestible, this film is fun to watch, has the just the right amount of humor, and is the best looking Bond film ever.