I've been a fan of Darren Aronoksky ever since I saw PI at the Angelika Film Center in NYC. I've loved watching his progression as a filmmaker. That being said, I wasn't really expecting much from NOAH. It's never a good sign when hearing about studio meddling, which in this case aimed to appease religious groups. However, NOAH turned out to be an entertaining film of epic proportions and something on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from PI.…
A grand and ambitious vision. Just not my cup of tea. I'm a fan of Wes Anderson, and although I love the quirky, storybook style he's been honing for years, I wish he would make something like BOTTLE ROCKET. His panning, booming, dollying camera used to be something that added a unique energy to his films. Now, it just gives me a headache. The story itself is nothing to marvel over. It's fine. I just didn't connect with it.
I don't know exactly why I never watched MATCHSTICK MEN before today. I'm a Ridley Scott fan, but when this film came out I remember thinking it didn't look like his normal fare so I skipped it. I just now decided to watch it because I saw it on a list of heist films by my friend Don. I'm glad you put this movie on there otherwise I might never have watched it. I was going to give it 3…
I remember when JACKIE BROWN opened on Christmas Day in 1997. I didn't get to see it that day because it was sold out, and rightly so. After a few year hiatus following PULP FICTION, the world couldn't wait to see the next film from arguably the most influential director since Orson Welles. Eventually I did get to see JACKIE BROWN and to this day it's still my favorite Q.T. movie.
I'm in as soon as the Miramax title shows…