Film 12 on my Re-watch Wednesday list.
Man it's been awhile since I revisited David Fincher's near masterpiece Fight Club. It's been a personal favorite of mine since I first saw it back in 1999. It's a film that spawned actually fight clubs, but the title alone does not accurately depict what this film is about. The "Fight Club" is a mere front for one man's fucked up mental journey. A journey most of us would only get to go…
Blue Ruin succeeds at being a competent thriller for two reasons. 1. Director Jeremy Saulnier who wrote, directed, and shot the film is in complete control as he weaves his tale of revenge with expert craftsmanship. 2. Macon Blair who plays his main character Dwight is perfect in the role. He's in almost every scene, and you can see and practically feel Dwight struggling desperately with himself on Blair's face. He's an unheralded actor and he's absolutely brilliant here.
"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.