Well, ladies and gentlemen, it’s official. The battle of the sexes is over.
Barbra, I'd like to propose a toast
To the movie I dig the most
Catch, let me dust off my popcorn cup
Hey, barista, fill 'er up!
Look how the sixties start to flicker
Love's technicolour hue is much slicker
And it’s a film whose wit is quicker
Cheers, here's to love
The screenplay’s old fashioned and it’s a cherry
It’s so damn respectful…
I was dreading this and putting it off, and in the first few minutes "Life Itself" confirmed my dread was wholly justified. I came really close to "walking out" and shutting it off but kept thinking there was no way the filmmaker would linger on Roger Ebert's half-face with his jaw skin hanging off and a large gap in place of a mouth. That he would surely show some restraint and cut to a different angle or footage of him…
In Malick's movies , nature is always there .
The man goes on , expresses his feelings , taking his actions , living his small life ... Dealing with his emotions ... Dealing with himself .
And again , the nature is always there . watching .
Witnessing every absurd thing these people are experiencing in it .
Through the lucid water .
Through the robust trees .
Through every single breath and exhale of the creatures in the universe…
It's easy to see why this was poorly received. It may, in fact, be a terrible film. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed Ishtar! Hoffman and Beatty have great chemistry. The songs they sing are hilariously awful, but they perform them with an earnestness and insecurity that I thought was also quite endearing. Throw in a blind camel and some great moments with Charles Grodin and you've got plenty of laughs to get you through this extremely odd comedy. Count me in with the cult following!
This is one of the worst reviewed movies of all time. It was, and still mostly is, considered a flop both by critical reception as well as box office returns. There were serious production problems that elevated the budget to upwards of 55 million dollars. Then it landed with a thud in theaters only bringing in 14 million worth of ticket sales. I think the buzz about the production problems lead to a bandwagon hatred effect. This movie didn’t stand…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
To write this review, I must begin with the ending. I have always believed the ending is the most important part of any narrative, and a great film ending can recontextualize and elevate the rest of the work (I can think of no better example than Roy Batty's brilliant monologue in Blade Runner). I believe such is the ending to Whiplash.
Before this film's last scene, I appreciated the authenticity with which it depicted the environment of a music conservatory…
Lucky Claudette Colbert being surrounded by some of Hollywood's top men at the time. Don Ameche, Francis Lederer and the ever hammy John Barrymore! Or is it the guys that's lucky? Either way this is a semi-Cinderella story of a broke chorus girl getting her world transformed by lovers and Barrymore with a scheming plan of eliminating his wife's lover Lederer by getting him hitched to Colbert. But then there is cab driver Ameche putting sticks into the plan.... and…
Man of Steel turned out exactly the way I thought it would. Which is good and bad. Overall it's a mixed bag.
With Snyder at the helm the movie is, obviously, visually astounding. Some sequences are breathtaking. The action & imagery are intense and grandiose.
Yet with all this said, you'd be surprised how much these awesomely choreographed fights end up lacking substance when throughout the whole movie there is no character development. Characters only say what needs being said to…
While watching Small Change , my eyes would constantly dart towards the clock as I checked the time. I wasn't bored, and I wasn't in a hurry. I just hoped it would never end. It's a delightful testament of the strength of youth, with more charm and sweetness than any another film Truffaut ever attempted.
Structured through a series of vignettes depicting the rambunctious experiences and discoveries of a young group of children, Small Change aims to put a smile…
Despite my instinct, I finally decided to go ahead and watch Oblivion. It seems like most of the review for it on here destroy the film. That being said, I like post-apocalayptic films and Edge of Tomorrow sort of renewed my faith in non-Mission Impossible Tom Cruise. Now that I've finished it, I'm glad that I did watch it.
Oblivion is nothing special and it feels like plot points from…
Two Oh Four Six is a nightmare that haunts you.
Two Oh Four Six is a problem that can’t be solved.
Two Oh Four Six is a rehearsal after the performance.
Two Oh Four Six is an ideal that can never be realized.
Two Oh Four Six is endless reexamination.
Two Oh Four Six is a bird with no hope of purchase.
Two Oh Four Six is time out of place.
Two Oh Four Six is an excuse.
Tonight I write a review for 8 1/2. I am not at all qualified for this.
It's been my experience with many of these films deemed classic that multiple viewings are more or less a requirement. I have also found that watching the associated work of said film's director is a great benefit. A director's faithful thematic trends generally start to work their way into clearer view once I've seen 3 or 4 of their movies. These trends can serve…