A masterwork of the superhero genre. Just incredible.
No, but seriously, this movie just flows like a dream. Breathtakingly entertaining, with obvious jokes that aren't deflated by your seeing them coming. Just on the note of humor, it's all rather Whedonesque, right down to some side splittingly funny physical comedy from the Hulk.
I am really truly terrfied that this is Whedon's peak. I haven't seen Cabin in the Woods yet (Australia, man), and I'm still hanging out…
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.
Thoroughly enjoyable and very watchable. In both tone, soundtrack and maybe even some characterization, the film plays out as an homage to the '80s. Hell, on the poster, Ryan Gosling looks not unlike Emilio Estevez. The focal point is of course the driver, and the conflicts he gets into through various private and professional relationships. Over the course of the movie, the Driver never looks awkward, but always looks alien to his surroundings. At home with Irene (Carey Mulligan), at…
I was really, really excited for this movie in mid-2010.
So it wasn't interesting. It wasn't well written. And it didn't even make up for these critical flaws by going flat out on the special effects. The only dreamlike thing was Cobb's little class on dream manipulation where he bends a street and makes a corridor out of mirrors.
And I'll be honest with you, those have never been in my dreams.
So really it didn't take advantage of…
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…
It's probably one of the most entertaining films ever made, and I'm sure it has a message. I'm just not 100% on what it is. I think it's about loyalty. I also think it doesn't matter.
This film is well made from all production standpoints, and the dialogue -- oh! the dialogue -- is stunning.
I've heard the story is hard to follow. When you've watched it as many times as I have, it's easy to forget that it's non-linear.…
The level to which you associate with this film is an indicator of where you are in your maturation as a teenager. When I was 14 and watched it for the first time, it was mind-blowing. I'd never seen a film like it before. Looking back on it now, it's more of a warning against than a celebration of anarchism. It's a well produced movie, tonally and thematically and the dialogue adopted from the original Palahniuk novel fits nicely with…
I am the lonely voice that decries this as not being a rip-off of Battle Royale. It's a hard fight, but I feel it's worth it.
I gave this a high rating because there are a lot of cinematographic nuances in this film. President Snow peacefully tends to his ordered garden while, a world away, Katniss fights for her life in the wilderness. Little moments that prompt reflection are sprinkled throughout the film, in a way that Battle Royale (a…
Effortlessly this is Fincher's best shot film. The cinematography makes what could have so easily been a very boring biography of a very boring man into a rivetting, fast paced... web design drama?
Zuckerberg talks fast. Or, at least, Jesse Eisenberg's Zuckerberg talks fast. He doesn't just talk too fast for the audience, he talks too fast for the characters on screen. As the movie flits back and forth through various milestones in Facebook history, as axial to a lawsuit…
I'll give you this recommendation borne on the back of the assumption that you've already seen the Swedish original: it is a much better acted, written, shot and faithful adaptation of the first novel in the Millenium series. And for it, it is a much better film.
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara have an on-screen chemistry that bubbles through the run of the film to the point where, by the final scene, you do believe that you have seen some…
Well constructed psychological drama that manipulates its onscreen elements well to achieve the desired effect of unsettling and confunding the viewer. Aronofsky's veteran camera lens portrays the tale with an aesthetic that will hook viewers in and keep them to the final frame.
In spite of the ballet story and the two female leads (who deserve applause for their performances), this film crosses the gender threshold, and I would recommend it to most anyone.
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…