Hossein Amini's, The Two Faces of January, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith is a thriller severely lacking in the thrills department. It's a boring affair that wastes a talented cast. I haven't read the novel so I don't know if it's any better or worse than the film, but based on what I saw, it's an average story that wasn't really worth making into a feature length film.
Rydal (Oscar Isaac) is an American tour guide working in…
If there's one thing cinema isn't lacking, it's films set in or around WWII. It's a war that lends itself to great stories. Whether it's an all out war film, the tale of a great battle, or the story of survival against all odds, there's an abundance of films with what is history's most popular war as the backdrop. David Ayer's Fury is another one that can be added to that never ending list. A list that covers every end…
"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.