So apparently subconsciously I've been on a bit of a Jake Gyllenhaal spree lately. First it was Prisoners and then Nightcrawler and Enemy. That wasn't planned, but this Brothers rewatch was. I realized what I had been instinctively doing and decided to continue it with this film.
Brothers is part of Jake Gyllenhaal's pre-Source Code repertoire--I consider Source Code to be the turning point--so I was genuinely interested in how I would react to it now having seen Gyllenhaal put…
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Spring Breakers: Part 1 (with Selena Gomez), 51 minutes:
A truly terrible film. The Wikipedia page says: "According to Harmony Korine, he wrote the film partially to make up for his own spring breaks, as he had been fully devoted to skateboarding, and therefore missed out on what he saw as opportunities for hedonistic pursuits". Yeah, no shit. This segment of the film plays out like the fantasies of…
I was so taken aback by Martin McDonagh's first feature film, In Bruges. I did not think it would be that great or that funny, but somehow Martin blended perfect amounts of comedy, action, and drama together to make one kickass film. Thus, when I heard his sophomore effort was coming out I knew that I had to see it. Plus, not only does Colin Farrell return but Sam-Fucking-Rockwell is in it, and he is one hell of an actor.…
Whoa. That was the best thriller I've seen in a long time. I can't even remember a film that "had me thrilled" more than this one; I was literally clenched for 90%+ of this film.
Unfortunately, when I arrived to the theater someone was in the seat that I had bought for myself so I just snagged another. But then, of course, the rightful owner of that seat came. By this point, George Clooney was regaling the audience with his…