At times David Dobkin's The Judge feels like a made for TV movie with one hell of a casting director. It's full of clichés, and it's about as typical a courtroom drama as you're going to get, but Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall are perfectly cast. They both provide excellent performances, doing their best with what is a very lackluster script. It's a film designed to pull at your heart strings, but it only succeeds at doing so in…
I didn't know much about Jake Paltrow's Young Ones going in, but the fact it stars my boy Michael Shannon in what was described as a dystopian sci-fi thriller was reason enough for me to give it a go. I wasn't expecting anything great due to how little I've heard about the film, but with Shannon involved I figured it would be at least watchable, and it is. The story and characters could have been a little more fleshed out,…
"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.
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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.