Watched the 1 hour-48 minute Weinstein Cut.
Gah I loved IP Man but I just couldn't get into this film. I don't know if I missed something that's there in the longer uncut version but I felt like I never got a taste of who IP man was or how he felt. The movie is full of written explanations of things happening in IP Man's life and around the world, along with his narration, which becomes tedious not to mention…
The Bourne Korean.
A pretty fun, well-made thriller that starts off for the first hour with some pretty bad CG and a very TV series feel, including generic score and an overcomplicated plot but then the second half kicks in and it's great, bloody, non stop fist fights and shootouts with a nice payoff. The names of characters and amount of double and triple crossings becomes a little ridiculous and a little hard to process but it's a great international version of the Bourne series that thankfully has no shaky cam to be found.
Alexander Payne is the master of good, quirky family drama without dialing up the quirk. This movie wasn't the masterpiece I was hoping for but I am a definite sucker for Father-Son drama, black & white cinematography, and movies about small towns. All the acting is superb especially Bruce Dern and June Squibb who are never affectionate but feel so real as an old couple. Actually the whole family feels extremely real and that's what I loved most about. Even Will…
One of my most anticipated of 2014 turns out to be one of the best of the year for me. Some people will go into watching this expecting something straightforward or a standard thriller. This film is definitely more of a complex, psychological film that is creepy and engulfing to watch. Jake Gyllenhaal nails the dual roles, the camerawork and score are all moody and add to the atmosphere. I wish the film was longer and explained some things but Holy Shit, did my heart stop at that ending. Wow.