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 really liked this movie. Gave me phobias I'd never even considered, and that kind of psychological sway - whether the intent of the creator or not - is a mark of great filmmaking. It's not the 2deep4u sort of artfilm I'd been anticipating, but it was as far from schlock as a blockbuster can get. Biggest issue I've seen mentioned in criticism was inappropriate casting; I didn't get that at all. Bullock and Clooney are great in their roles.
Lots of well-directed panic from an extremely personal and affecting perspective, would highly recommend.
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 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…
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.
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…
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…
I don't care how many times people deign to dismiss this as a fan letter to cinema masquerading as a children's film. I loved it. It's a creative, faithful adaptation of a children's classic with a lot of heart. Martin Scorsese takes to the polar opposite of his filmography's consitution like a duck to water, crafting the world of "Hugo" out of, I'm sure, dreams and magic.
It clocks in at a little over two hours, but none of the…
I'm sure I'm echoing a lot of other reviews on here by saying this, but I only say it because it's the truth: 21 Jump Street is a very funny movie and endlessly entertaining. Do not be put off by the cast. Do not be fooled by the trailer that makes it look like poorly orchestrated dick jokes the whole way through: the dick jokes are really well done.
Watch out for the cameo appearances by Johnny Depp and Nick Offerman.