Beginners is one of those well acted films where not much happens. The performances are the best thing about it. The story was interesting enough, but it just doesn't really go anywhere. It's pretty even throughout without many highs or lows. After seeing this I kinda feel like Christopher Plummer's Oscar win was a gimme. His performance is fine but it doesn't stand out and he's had many better outings.
Overall it's worth seeing once, but I doubt I'll ever feel like watching it again.
Undefeated is a documentary about a high school football team that was the laughing stock of Tennessee until coach Bill Courtney turned them around. He teaches his players to have character and overcome the difficulties of the inner city. They learn to put the team first and overcome together. Although we've seen this type of inspirational sports story before it's well done and an uplifting watch. There's a story within the story that's similar to The Blind Side and it's…
"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.