What's most striking about Joe isn't the performance of Cage (though it's one of the best in the year so far), it's that of Gary Poulter. Rather, the story of Mr. Poulter.
Just weeks before its premiere showing, Poulter was found dead. Did he ever get to see his performance on the screen (even if only in the editing room)? It's tragic to know the uncertainty to that question, because as some of you now know because of this incident,…
When you're an asshole, you lose your girlfriend.
When you lose your girlfriend, you get drunk at Harvard.
When you get drunk at Harvard, you rant on the Internet.
When you rant on the Internet, you make FaceMash.com.
When you make FaceMash.com, you crash the system.
When the system crashes, twins that row crew ask for your help (you hate crew).
When you hate crew, you steal their idea.
When you steal their idea, it becomes big.
When it becomes…
I re-watched Mud tonight to see if it could live up to my previous viewing. Much like The Place Beyond the Pines, it does add up but it actually improved. TPBTP had one of the greatest acts of the century but faltered after its first 40 minutes. Jeff Nichols’s Mud, however, doesn’t ever really falter at all – consistently great cinema.
What my re-watch showed me, was that it gets the little things right to amplify the big picture of…