You can't get much more formulaic than a Cubano. But if it's made with love, with high-quality ingredients, and the right equipment, it can be something amazing. Just look at the line outside of Paseo's in Seattle, and you'll see.
I saw this film the way it should be seen: On a big screen in an old-fashioned movie theater — the Landmark Crest Cinema Center ($3 a ticket!), built in 1949, one of the first theaters in the country to…
I'm not the first person to say it, but it's true — this film, like the two before it, is designed to be seen a second time, when viewers will realize just how every fleeting moment either foretells upcoming events, sets up elaborate jokes, or reveals a punchline for a joke yet to be told. It's the fastest-moving, most confidently scripted and edited film I've seen this year. And the action scenes are dizzyingly joyous. When was the last time…
Here's my two-part, review-ish coverage at Looking Closer.
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ORIGINAL LETTERBOXD COMMENTS:
So, I've seen it. I haven't been in any hurry to publish a review, since the studio decided not to bother showing it to the Seattle press at all.
I'll publish something about it next week — what I admire about it, and what I don't (there's plenty of both) — at jeffreyoverstreet.com.
In the meantime... wow, I just cannot believe…