“Do I have to explain everything? Can’t you just be amazed and move on?” - A line from this movie/Damon Lindelof's entire approach to storytelling.
The overriding message of the movie is beautiful and brilliant and optimistic and EARNEST in a way that we don't see much of anymore. Nearly made me tear up. Plus a full star.
Minus a half-star for the subtle, if likely unintentional, Ayn Rand-ness of the half-explained Tomorrowland conceit.
Britt Robertson and George Clooney are…
Liked this a lot more than I expected to, and I think it's gotten shafted a little bit critically -- Sofia Coppola's a filmmaker in control of her craft, and her decision to not deeply explore the motivations of the criminals is a strong, if polarizing, artistic choice. That said, it's a film that makes a very good point to an audience that has no need to hear it. The audience that could benefit most from seeing it (the teenagers…
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…