Aubrey Plaza and Jake Johnson thriving in non-TV roles, good special effects for a low budget, moments of sweetness and heartbreak--Safety Not Guaranteed would be good if not for the rather major problem of Kenneth, the aspiring-time-traveler.
While the setting and rest of the cast all felt very real, Kenneth was a joke seemingly plopped in from a much more desperate comedy. Despite this, the audience was expected to accept his deep connection with the main-character and aspiring-journalist Darius. The…
The last Lynch film, with the exception of Dune, to cross off my list. I'd seen pieces of Eraserhead as a high schooler. But now, seeing it in whole and with knowledge of his work, I was amazed at how much of his vision, sound, themes were already present in this film. Really loved it.
In a lead up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises, I am watching this for the first time before watching The Dark Knight for the 10th.
It was good to see how many lessons Nolan and co. seemed to learn from Begins' many flaws, not least of all the writing. Those tired, awful jokes a la Lt. Gordon's "I gotta get me one of those" comment about the Batcar. It seems like Nolan didn't quite have a handle…