The No Man's Land sequence is one of the most awe-inspiring sequences in superhero cinema. Wonder Woman remains an incredibly fresh take on the origin story upon a third rewatch, thanks to strong performances, sweet action, and Jenkins' strong directorial voice. Still fantastic.
"Loving somebody this much hurts."
Watching The Big Sick hurts at points. The raw emotion put on screen is more memorable than any comedy the film throws at you, and it's all the better for it. Showalter, Nanjiani, and Gordon put forward a remarkably story that feels shockingly real even ignoring its autobiographical nature. Tearing up in this film is almost a guarantee, as the characters hurt thanks to their love of their families and each other.
This is not…
The Nice Guys is ridiculously fun. There's no other way to describe it. It's a solid two hours of non-stop enjoyment, even with a couple of flaws here and there. Before talking about those issues though, let's dwell for a bit on what makes this a truly brilliant summer blockbuster - or at least, what would make it so if audiences had embraced it. Instead, it will have to be happy with being an underseen gem.
The fun of The…
La La Land is a wonder. After a brilliant mainstream debut in Whiplash, Damien Chazelle has matured impressively. He directs with a precision of a orchestra conductor. His films feel like the jazz that they represent, spontaneous, energetic and pleasant. The way he stages the musical numbers never fail to make you smile, and he brilliantly constructs the film to drop out the singing again and again, just making you feel the beautiful music.
Stone and Gosling are both marvelous…