I know, you're all shocked I gave an Aaron Sorkin film five stars. Yeah, the direction is stodgy at times, but who gives a shit? It's Sorkin writing two of his best characters in a romantic comedy, something he's always secretly-not-so-secretly excelled at. A fantastic cast, top-to-bottom, sells this fairytale prelude to The West Wing. As Woody Allen once said, "wouldn't it be great if LIFE were like this?"
An existential nightmare. Welcome to stardom, Maika Monroe. Dense, thematically rich, layered filmmaking. Gorgeous cinematography. Exquisite slow-burn pacing. THAT FUCKING SCORE. The best horror film I've seen in years--and I watched Babadook just last week. I'll definitely be revisiting this one--like a great novel, it begs to be unpacked, analyzed and discussed. One of the best of the year, for certain.
Misguided on almost every level.
I'm a Will Gluck fan. I'm a Jamie Foxx fan. I'm a Jay-Z fan. I'm a Rose Byrne fan. Byrne is the only one who emerged unscathed.
Ten thoughts, to summarize:
1) Auto-tune is a serious problem. Jamie Foxx can sing, but you wouldn't know it. It's a style thing, I guess... but I can't even hear the lyrics, the auto tuned vocals are so buried in the mix.
2) It's not funny. Like at…