I have never been a fan of the circus, and now I am not a fan of movies about the circus. The movie is an odd blend of behind-the-scenes documentary, a never-ending costume pageant and a love triangle.
Good: I like that even in a suit, Buttons never takes off the makeup; Jimmy Stewart is the best part of the movie.
Bad: There is so much bad in this movie it is hard to know where to begin but I…
A dialogue-heavy movie from Barry Levinson about dudes and their love of their bros and Baltimore and diner food.
Good: It is fitting that a character has memorized "Sweet Smell of Success" as they both have similar volume and cleverness of dialogue.
Bad: Fries with gravy, gross.
Meh: Some of these dudes are mostly dicks...or most of these dudes are somewhat dicks.
"You know what word I'm not comfortable with? Nuance. It's not a real word. Like gesture. Gesture's a real word. With gesture you know where you stand. But nuance? I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong."
The fact that I was not allowed to see this movie when I was young only added to the mystique. I knew it was going to be awesome and it did not disappoint. The music is perfect and sets the right creepy tone putting me on the edge of my seat. Roy Scheider was perfect as the police chief uncomfortable with the water and forced to deal with the crisis, weighing the needs of the townspeople with the safety of…
Since seeing this movie, I have never been able to hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You" without thinking of Michael Madsen and his dance as he tortured a captured policeman.
I watched this movie knowing nothing about it one night and I was hooked. Tarantino has a gift for dialogue like none other. I love the pop culture references, the snappiness of the exchanges and yes the profanity. The soundtrack for the movie was perfect, the juxtaposition…