Matthew McConaughey has done an incredible job at rejuvenating his career. For a guy that was criticized endlessly at doing too many "lawyer roles" ("A TIME TO KILL" ... "AMISTAD" ... "THE LINCOLN LAWYER"), or doing too many sappy below average "rom-coms" ("HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS" ... "FOOL'S GOLD" ... "GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST"), he has certainly done a great job in redefining his career and showing incredible range. We all know about his incredible turns…
After watching director Steve McQueen's two films of "SHAME" and "12 YEARS A SLAVE", "HUNGER" was the only film left on his short (but already impressive) filmography that I needed to see. Each of his first three films, have two distinct things in common:
1.) Michael Fassbender is one HELL of a "one-of-a-kind" actor.
2.) McQueen likes making relentless, graphic, unapologetic, uncomfortable films that show the viciousness and brutalities that come from our race.
"HUNGER" is a historical drama tale…
There comes a time in every film fan's life, that a film comes out that simply grabs you by the balls (or boobs) and simply doesn't let go. It's one of those rare films that presents nearly everything you could possibly want in a film.
Action ... Suspense ... Drama ... Mystery ... Sci-Fi/Fantasy ... Romance ... Tragedy ... Thought-inducing themes ... and an ending that kick starts deep debate and soul-searching.
Each and every single one of those elements…
If you're looking for a film where all the elements that go into film-making and storytelling work to absolute perfection ... look no further than right here in director Jeff Nichols' sophomore effort of "TAKE SHELTER" ... a combination family-drama/apocalyptic horror that hits all the right emotional and dramatic beats for its viewing audience. It's a film about so many things and themes that you can relate to in the real world ... "family responsibility" ... "the mystery of uncertainty"…