Five people on Letterboxd have watched this. Five? Even though it's part of the Criterion Collection? Even though it's a pretty good crime thriller?
The Perfect Game is directed by 'one' of the directors of Tora! Tora! Tora! I haven't seen that one, but it seems like that is Toshio Masuda's only well known film. It's surprising, because I though The Perfect Game was really well done.
The opening is terrific. We are introduced to the characters of the story,…
The Immigrant is, sadly, disappointing.
James Gray's follow up to Two Lovers was highly anticipated by me. Two Lovers was great, and Marion Cotillard + Joaquin Phoenix? High expectations. Even with the middle of road reviews leveling those expectations, I was still underwhelmed. The Immigrant is a decent, boring film, I'm sorry to say.
Cotillard and Phoenix do a good job with the material, but their talents still seem wasted, or perhaps misused. The plot itself is the biggest issue,…
Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…
This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.
I kind of put off watching this, these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…