Never heard of this before watching but I was pleasantly surprised by what seems to be a very slight Christmas movie with nothing all that memorable. Good to watch an old movie again, it's been too long and I'd forgotten how comforting they can be to watch. I love the single takes where you can see every character in the frame and there's so much detail and each frame is so well constructed and lit, it's fantastic. And the dialogue…
This is really all I could ever want out of a Godzilla movie. It blows everything else I've seen out of the water, even topping the original 1954 version, which I still really like. But this pays homage to that in several ways, first in having the same time period setting and second in its reuse of that original score, which is so rousing. Got chills multiple times during the movie, but it was usually because of that score.
scavenger hunt 52
task 15: a film you think would be PERFECT to see at a drive-in theater.
"Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" is definitely a Quentin Tarantino picture, and it doesn't let you forget it by the end. Be that as it may, it's safe to call it the most un-Tarantino-esque work in his eclectic filmography. It's stylized, but there aren't whip zooms. It's violent, but easily his least violent film. The film is not driven by character…
On second thought...
First two thirds: almost a slog, derivative, predictable, by the numbers, gorgeous score, nice cinematography, great Joaquin Phoenix
Last act: pretty gripping, great musical choices, operatic, grandiose, extravagant, ballsy, great Joaquin Phoenix
"Joker" is good, not great