I was drawn to this intensely violent, fast-paced buddy cop film because I'm a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, and Anna Kendrick. End of Watch isn't exactly a life-altering drama, but it's a very compelling and engaging watch if you can make it all the way through. There's some insightful social commentary and some stunning emotional moments. I especially loved the dance scene with Jake Gyllenhaal and Anna Kendrick because it's so…
There are lots of great films about fugitive killers in love, my recent favorite being Badlands. There are also a few films about people getting fed up with the way people behave and take out their frustrations with bouts of mass violence like Falling Down and God Bless America. Ben Wheatley's Sightseers is an intelligently hilarious mash-up of the two types of films, but not really in a gut-busting/laugh-out-loud way. It feels relaxed and…
What a conversation between Harry and Ken would sound like if they were talking about some lame person who doesn't like this movie:
Harry: So he's having a really nice time watching In Bruges?
Ken: Well, I'm having a really nice time watching In Bruges. I'm not sure it's really his cup of tea.
Harry: (Stunned silence) What?
Ken: You know... I'm not sure it's really his thing.
Harry: What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that…
An explosion of imagination and visual ingenuity, Man of Steel manages to feel like the future of cinema and an instant classic all at once. It follows the bare bones of the source material, then injects a strong dose of modernity and eliminates the duality between Clark Kent the journalist and Superman. The early reviews for this film are polarized for all the wrong reasons. Something that's been slowly building over the last few years has finally come to a…