Not one of Gyllenhaal's stronger recent films. He's been on such a tear recently that that isn't even that much of an insult.
I couldn't get into Demolition like I could Gyllenhaal's prior 6 or 7 films. It almost felt like it was too indie: the plot is so simple and boring/normal, small budget with big-name actor, bizarre dialogue, etc. I guess I just didn't connect too much with this one despite having some similarities with the main character.
Even still, I'm still on the Gyllenhaal bandwagon and really enjoying the films and roles that he's picking right now.
When I first stumbled across the music video that spawned this film on Facebook 3 years ago I was immediately impressed. It was full of cool first-person action that reminded me of a video game. Then the test footage for Hardcore came out and I was even more impressed. Now, Hardcore Henry is a finished product and I still am impressed.
Yes there is virtually no plot whatsoever and they fail to mention why a guy with telekinesis needs an…
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…