Has some promise with De Niro and Streep's simply fantastic chemistry, but the plot feels drab and it just goes around in circles. Should have been primarily focused on their conversations as that's easily the most enjoyable part of the movie.
Streep does better with this kind of subject matter anyway in Bridges of Madison County.
"Is Mr. Langford expecting you?"
"Yes, I don't think he is."
For some reason after Raging Bull there seemed to not be a whole lot of buzz from the Scorsese camp in the 1980's, and for the life of me I can't figure out why. While 'New Hollywood' had been killed by Heaven's Gate the talent clearly stayed with some and in the case of the King of Comedy even shines more so.
The film stars Robert De Niro as…
Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.
While just from the…
With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…