Stylish, hilarious, perfect chemistry….maybe a perfect film for what it is and does. Re-watched for an upcoming episode of Cinema Dual with my son and he literally screamed at the end when it all came together. A heist film where it’s all about the heist. Also watching Brad Pitt eat in movies should be registered as a national pastime.
Way more loose and shaggy than it’s predecessor, I love OCEAN’S 12 all the more for those very qualities. This movie really lives of dies on the chemistry of its cast, and that chemistry is amazing, since this is really an excuse to just pal around and have fun. Watched with my son who - like the previous movie - screamed with joy when the various pieces fell into place.
More to say for an upcoming episode of Cinema Dual.
I like to think that, with the exception of the controversial ending (which I'll get to in a moment) THE WITCH is what would have happened if Stanley Kubrick turned BARRY LYNDON into a horror move. An incredibly assured debut from Robert Eggers, THE WITCH is filled with a palpable sense of place, terrific performances, and a sense of purpose and direction in a film that is equally open to interpretation.
Banished from their puritanical community…
I was unaware the WRONG TURN series was already six deep in the franchise, with a seventh on the way. Probably because I had zero interest in what looked like another mid-2000s teen/TV star horror vehicle, a la every other movie starring someone from what was then called the WB. But WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END had two things going for it that intrigued me enough to check it out, despite not having seen the first…