O. Russell kills it pacing wise here as the film is always moving at a quick pace with the help of vibrant editing and great musical choices made. The whole thing feels like a high speed version of Dog Day Afternoon packed up with some vibrant colors which only add to its intensity at times. It also carries hints of a Leone spaghetti western at times, and shows that O. Russell can run with the big dogs when it comes…
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…
"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…