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First off, hated the kid. The worst example of a "movie kid" who doesn't act anything like a real kid, and on top of that the movie asks you to buy his precociousness as being endearing, when by any real-world standard he's a complete shit. Nope, sorry, didn't buy any of it. Every moment with this kid is grating, and unfortunately, he's in the whole movie.
This is the third time I've quickly become exhausted with Stephen Daldry's constant "parade…
I believe is one of the few movies about which you can accurately say that the filmmakers understand what made Star Wars so special:
-There are a lot of special effects and a wide scope, but the emphasis is on story and character.
-Everyone is well-defined. You understand what they are doing and why. The action means something because you understand the personal stakes for each main character.
-The world seems vast and expansive, but they only give you a…
A fantastic little story about teenage girls who try to learn a few rock songs in advance of a school festival. It doesn't sound like much on paper, but it is beautifully executed on screen: characters who are quirky and unique but have depth, an unobtrusive and bare-bones filmmaking style that nevertheless seems to always find director Yamashita picking the right shot, and fantastic music. Listen to the title track as performed by the film's actresses and as performed by…
Some people are calling this the "best Marvel movie ever," which I don't really agree with (I'd take the first Iron Man and of course The Avengers over this one, and I also have a soft spot for the first Captain America movie, which has a lot of heart despite some third-act structural issues). Still, it's pretty good stuff: Chris Evans is still great in the title role, the new additions to the cast (Anthony Mackie, Robert Redford) fit in…