I wonder if I would have given this movie a higher score, had a not had to get up mid-way through to ask the TIFF volunteer to stop aggressively filing her nails.
Because I genuinely really enjoyed it.
First, I have to say: what an absolute boss Leo is! He showed up for the introduction, said nothing and left. Then spent the remainder of his time in Toronto for TIFF attending parties.
Now on to the movie:
As a racing fan (F1 specifically) I really appreciated this film. I used to go to the Grand Prix in Montreal every year but stopped and one of the reasons was I started to feel really bad about the amount of…
If you like Matt Damon and Christian Bale, you'll like this movie as they're both basically playing themselves.
Damon, a charming car salesman and Bale, a Englishman obsessed with his craft who is known to be difficult to get along with (we all remember that Terminator audio).
I am trying to be objective with my rating here, as someone who is a racing fan, I really liked the film but objective understand that it has its flaws (looking at you 2.5 hour long run time).
I don’t know what to make of this movie. It felt like it was two movies crammed into one.
The first half a dark, true dective-esque crime drama, delving into the world of the occult. The second half was hot pill time machine. (Also why was Jamie Dornan’s character’s personal life of importance?)
It is by no means a bad movie, but I also wouldn’t say it’s a good one. It’s watchable, it’s Synchronic.
I want to like this more because it’s Cage and it’s Lovecraft but it was kind of mess. I think lovers of Lovecraft will get more out of it than general audiences, as there are a lot of Easter eggs from the Lovecraftian world.
Richard Stanley absolutely nails the colour part though - just kills it with the colour.