I feel so bad for not loving this, but I think I'm a victim of too many expectations. Not only did I have high expectations, but I also thought it was going to be just a pure night of dancing and fun, and there ended up being way more conflict than I thought there would be. I was also not all that invested in the characters, I wasn't sure for a bit who the main characters were supposed to be,…
Scavenger hunt 68 || task 2 || watch a time loop movie
Not much to say about this, it's pretty much exactly what I expected. Nothing mind-blowing, a lot of action movie cliches, but still pretty cool. I will say, it's really hard to buy Tom Cruise as an officer too cowardly to actually fight. I also happen to have rated all three time loop movies I've seen ("Palm Springs" and "Groundhog Day" in addition to this) a 3.5/5. And that's just about all I have to say about that.
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