Joaquin Phoenix you poor bastard.
You are clearly destined to never win the big one.
You give a performance like this and get nothing but praise. But what praise. He will forever be a victim of his slightly left field role choices.
It is hard to think of an actor of any generation that could have played the character of Theodore with any more conviction.
Phoenix is a revelation in this movie. He just seems to shed layer after later…
There is plenty to criticise in Braveheart.
Mel Gibson's accent is worse than mine after 8 years in London, it is somewhat historically inaccurate, it is cheesy, and it is certainly full of Hollywood schmaltz.
But you know what?..
It is still fucking brilliant.
Those fight scenes are filmed in such an epic and brutal way that they will never be topped. Patrick McGoohan is brilliant as Longshanks, and it makes Scotland look amazing, despite most of it being filmed…
At 98 minutes, this is my dream length of movie. I have said it all my life.
After leaving this screening, and using the facilities, I could quite easily have jumped straight back in to watch the whole movie again. That doesn't happen to me often.
Stoker is phenomenal.
It's as dreamy as it is taught. As beautiful as it is horrific. It's The Tree of Life with A screenplay. An outstanding screenplay at that. It has been said that…