Let it be said that I am a Paul Thomas Anderson fan. I've loved all of his movies except for Hard Eight and I really liked it. His latest film Inherent Vice, based on Thomas Pynchon's novel of the same name was near the top of my must see list for 2014 but I missed it in theaters so I'm just now getting around to seeing it. PTA's films get a lot of love here in the Letterboxd community, but…
Roman Polanski's Venus in Fur based on the Tony Award-winning play by David Ives, which itself is based on the groundbreaking novella by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is an interesting film. It's both provocative and funny with some solid acting by Emmanuelle Seigner and Mathieu Amalric, the only two actors you actually see in the entire film. It has some of the expected play adapted to film drawbacks, but overall it's an entertaining affair that I quite enjoyed.
The Ron Says: See it.
"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.