Writer/director Steven Knight took a huge risk with his film Locke. The entire film relies on a gimmick and for it to work the gimmick has to work. Knight's film is set almost entirely in a single location, that location being the inside of a car. The car is moving so maybe saying single location isn't proper. It's more of a single setting. Knight is not the first director to use a single setting so he's not breaking any new…
Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront is one of those classic films I was long overdue to see. It won 8 Academy Awards in 1954 including Best Picture and a Best Actor win for Marlon Brando. It's one of those films that as a fan of cinema I just knew I had to see. Now that I've seen it I felt like I do about a lot of classics. It's a damn good film, but I probably would have liked in…
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said…
Looper is easily the best film I've seen this year! I loved everything about it! I was in awe from start to finish. The directing, performances, and plot are all top notch. Pierce Gagnon pratical steals the show as Cid with the best child performance I've seen since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. I teared up at one point because I was so happy with what I was seeing. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I think most people will love it.