Harry Callahan aka Dirty Harry is a great movie character and a perfect fit for Clint Eastwood. That scene where he stands on the bridge, looking Scorpio directly in the eyes as the bus approaches - iconic and my favorite moment in the movie. This was definitely due for a rewatch and the bluray looked crisp. Honestly, not a boring moment in this - I loved every minute.
I don't have the strength to sit down and write a proper review of this masterpiece (which it truly deserves), so this will do for now...
...Barry Lyndon is a phenomenally beautiful masterpiece with a story and pace that will take your breath away. I absolutely loved it and will probably watch it many times over the course of my life.
I feared that it wouldn't be relevant today, but this movie is about life itself, the choices we make,…
My memory of this movie was quite different from what I just watched. Sure, this has a spectacular cast, but a script that is quite bad. I found myself constantly thinking “Now why did he do that!” or “That makes no sense!”. It honestly feels like a script that was either worked on too much, or stripped down to the bare bones. They definitely took too many easy and bad decisions. So yeah, on a rewatch - not impressed by Eastwood and Absolute Power.
It is hard to deny the power of Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. They really are quite good together. I had a few hiccups with their first meeting, but then it dawned on me that what we are seeing is just a representation of a person’s memory. It could be highly unreliable and so I’ll forgive it. After that, I just leaned back and enjoyed the movie. It is a romance with two elderly people, so it might not appeal to everyone, but it is really sweet and naive, even if it starts with the death of Francesca and the reading of her will.
It finally happened... Hollywood managed to corrupt one of the good ones. Guillermo got his Oscar, two actually... but at what cost? I can see why people would like this movie, because who doesn't love candy? Too much of it, though, and you get sick. Giving people what you know they want is a little too safe and that's how I feel about this movie. It's a small piece of candy, nothing more.
I only have good things to say about La Dolce Vita, which swept my feet away. It is beautiful, of course, and very cinematic. Forget realism, you are about to enter the strange and wonderful world of both Marcello, the leading character, but also of Federico Fellini, the director.
Also, I dare you to watch this movie and not fall a little bit in love with Anita Ekberg. Impossible!