The Big Lebowski is a pretty enjoyable film. I'll admit that it didn't grab me as much as I expected it would, but I expect it to play better with rewatches. Bridges and Goodman are an excellent team, and the twisty plot is very enthralling, especially since, ironically, the characters lack much interest in it themselves. There's not much to say about The Big Lebowski since there's been so much said about it already. It's definitely a fun movie though, and one that's cult classic status is easily understandable.
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…