Martin McDonagh's angriest film so far, as well as his most compassionate and probably his funniest. With another impossible-to-predict screenplay containing razor-sharp dialogue and perfectly outlined characters, McDonagh has cemented himself as one of cinema's most essential voices. There are no stand-out performances. Everyone here shines brighter than ever.
Kinda forgot what it's like when a "feel good movie" actually earns the good feeling you're supposed to have when leaving the theater. There are so many ways this could have gone wrong, but luckily, the adaptation was in the hands of Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being A Wallflower"), who knows his way around book adaptations, movies that span an entire school year, getting excellent performances out of a young cast and how to not always take the obvious…
The closest thing you'll get to a spoiler here is that BB-8 sounds nothing like the Spheero toy. Still very cute, though. Okay, there. How's the movie?
As a film critic at this time of year, I am watching tons of award screeners, many of which are incredibly depressing (even if they're great, they're mostly downers). Watching The Force Awakens yesterday, I felt like I was transported back to 1977, when moviegoers were finally treated to something incredibly fun and…
I was a little skeptical at first. Can the 63-year-old Paul Reubens still work his magic as one of the most child-like, endearing and iconic pop culture figures of all time? Turns out, he can. His voice may be a little more weathered, but he is still the eternal Pee-Wee. The film avoids the mistakes of "Big Top Pee-Wee" and keeps the story populated by characters who truly belong in Pee-Wee's universe and who all gamefully play by the rules. I had a ball.