At one point in 'Bloodshot' (2020), the character Bloodshot, played Vin Diesel, confronts the film's villain and angrily makes a reference to Plato's Allegory of the Cave.
Too self-serious to be as fun as something like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (which is what I was hoping for here! A cheeseball masterpiece!), but not smart enough to do anything interesting.
There's enough cool stuff in the first act of the movie (WHICH LASTS FOR LIKE AN HOUR) that I…
“War does funny things to men.”
I love this movie, so deeply. Easily Anderson's best - he dips his toes into a lot of the stylistic choices that will completely dominate every movie he makes after this, but without them overtaking everything. The Royal Tennebaums and Life Aquatic are great movies, but the cast are intentionally cartoonish: this is his last movie about real people, and I find it more affecting for it.
The first time I saw Rushmore was…
This is probably one of the few films I enjoy that I have a strong personal history with. A complicated history that makes me feel unreasonably attached to the film. Most movies I liked when I was younger I rewatch and don't like. I don't have a lot of respect for my taste as a youth, especially as a teenager. This is a film that I have liked, more or less, ever since I saw it. I loved it as…