I think this might have been one of the blindest watches I've ever experienced. Going into the cinema - a venture taken only because I had nothing else to do today, and today I felt like seeing a movie - all I knew was that Aubrey Plaza played the protagonist.
Man was this ever a pleasant surprise.
Yes, the indie quirk reflects in the film like the aftertaste of store bought cola reminding you that this isn't coke, and yes,…
What a nice film.
For the life of me I can't pin down individual aspect of the film to discuss.
It's like it unwrapped itself, there's no surface to scratch -- all its layers are already neatly exposed because the characters are part of the artifice, and they explicitly communicate their narrative purposes in the dialogue.
All the Anderson trademarks - from the solid colors and nostalgic atmosphere to the anal/symmetrical set-pieces - were really well placed, the music was…
I don’t have a whole lot to say about this. In a word, it’s crap. Sanshrio Sugata was there to inspire a nation at war. It was an implicit propaganda film, and it was entertaining as well as heartfelt. The Most Beautiful is a complicit propaganda film, and it’s sterile, and it's crap.
Kurosawa began the process of creating this film after being contacted by the Navy to produce a picture about Zero fighter planes, but it was slowly becoming…
This was Akira Kurosawa’s debut as a director. Kurosawa was 32 years old, searching for a property to film, when he saw a newspaper ad for a forthcoming book about the history of rivalry between Judo and Jujitsu. So the story goes, this is from where he drew inspiration to produce this piece about the initiation and development of a young “shudokan style” Judo student, Sanshiro Sugata.
This film is most widely recognised for being “the first Kurosawa film”, and…
TDKR > TDK > BB
Good movie, no politicisation of the Batman franchise like some critics made me frightened of. Tom Hardy has a formidable on-screen presence, Hathaway pulls off a very believable and absorbing Catwoman, and nothing seems overplayed.
Fun from start to finish.
FYI - I saw it in IMAX. Bit of sound distortion, but a good show none the less. The film honestly doesn't have that much added to it by the format, but you're welcome to do what you like with your money.
Awful, awful, awful. Gross out humor and pop culture references constructed and developed horrendously. In a film with nearly no redeeming qualities, I give it a full two stars for fear its pretentious fanbase will tear me apart.
Stick your hand up your ass and shake someone's hand. Go see a shirtless psychic because BOOBIES! Watch Jason Lee talk to Ben Affleck about comic books as scripted by a man with a thesaurus.
This movie is what every Joss Whedon…
This is more of a blog post than a review, coming from someone just starting the Bond series.
Relative to the previous year's Dr. No (this is a sequel, yes?), From Russia With Love can only be called an improvement. Sean Connery has clearly had the time to fully adapt to the role - a role which he, as the first Bond, has more or less created - and it certainly shows. A lot more of the hallmarks of Bond…
Dissapointing. I'd heard a lot of good things about it, I thought it might be another 21 Jump Street, a film that sounded awful but was actually really quite funny.
Such was not the case. Ted is sadly a series of cheap laughs strung together by pop culture references and a handful of lazy complications. While it had its moments - Tom Skerrit, Giovanni Ribisi and Sam Jones facilitating the bulk of these - too much of the movie was…
This review will be long and likely incoherent.
It's 2:52am as I write this. It's been about five minutes since I finished watching Dr. No, my first ever James Bond film. I don't know how someone goes through two decades of life without seeing one, but somehow I've never been in a situation where watching James Bond has come up. I'm bleary eyed and shouldn't be typing, but here are my thoughts none the less.
I liked it, all things…
And whaddya know? There was blood.
Daniel Day Lewis masterfully captures the spirit of a fractured man in this study on greed and family. It is incredible what emotions a handful of interactions can stir. Every moment in the film shared between Daniel and Eli is raw, engaging and emotive, without ever seeming overbearing. This work is a credit to PTA and DDL both, with the often overlooked Paul Dano deserving particular credit.
Get onto it.