So much fun. It has some writing issues here and there, but so did the first, and as with that one, the sheer entertainment, excitement, wit, and emotion of the thing easily outweighs any possible gripes. Pine and Quinto continue their exploration of the Kirk/Spock dynamic to fascinating effect, and Benedict Cumberbatch is utterly frightening as the villain. I forgot to breathe whenever he was onscreen. Can't wait to see this again.
Silver Linings Playbook is erratic, frenetic, anxious. Everything in it is constantly and uneasily jumping: the writing, from plot point to plot point, from character to character, from sad to hilarious; the direction, from sure, steady, and still to jarring, shaky, and disorienting; the performances, from sincere to sarcastic, from tense to frenzied, from somber to elated. There's not a single comfortable moment in David O. Russell's film, and that's why it works as well as it does. If one…
To say that Holy Motors has been praised would be the understatement of the century. It has been discussed and interpreted more than probably any other movie this year. Furthermore, seemingly every major critic loves it. It has a 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, an 84 on Metacritic, and my boy Film Crit Hulk placed it at the very top of his 2012 list, ahead of Django Unchained, The Master, Looper, and several other terrific titles. However, there's something none of…
"I just wanna feel that we both wanna, like, be in love. I want it so...bad."
Have you ever felt like you're drifting aimlessly through life? Have you ever longed for someone to love, a longing that runs so deep you can hardly contain your emotions when you're alone in your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever felt like everyone's abandoned you? Have you ever felt like none of it means anything? Have you ever felt…