Xavier Dolan. This kid can direct. I'm blown away by his work at such a young age. Laurence Anyways is a few things: Overlong, heavily stylized, devastating and beautiful. It's a unique viewing experience unlike many that I have ever had. Few films in the LGBT canon can truly move me. But, this one just broke through the levy. It was loaded with sincere emotion making it's flaws easy to push past. I was riveted by the performances and have a feeling we will be seeing great things from Dolan for many years.
Is this a 4 star film? Probably not. It's way too melodramatic to fully earn what I would normally give 4 stars. But, there is something about this one that makes a man feel things. Feel emotions he's not accustomed to feeling. Legends of the Fall does that through all the melodrama. For that I award it 4 stars.
No one does fucked up quite like Fincher. That being said I fucking loved this. Granted, I may be a tad bit biased based on my love for Fincher (he is my favorite director). But, this was excellent.
Having read the book I was worried about how this story would translate to film. Calm down everyone, it worked out just fine. Props to Gillian Flynn to sticking to her story and writing one hell of a screenplay. And props to…
Today, I embarked on a journey. A joint journey in which Gustav letterboxd.com/gustavr/ and I are very excited about. Over the next few weeks we will be going back and re-watching some of our all time favorite films. Today we began with the love of my life, Children of Men.
When I was in the eighth grade, my love for films truly began. I was on my way to Florida on a family vacation and had rented some movies off…