Honestly, with all the chaos and uncertainty going on in the world right now, this type old-school, feel-good Hollywood escapism is just what I needed. And even though this is my first movie with Audrey Hepburn, it’s clear this world never deserved her. She made this film in every scene, full stop.
“I think it was nice to hang out with someone who cut me some slack for a change.”
Watched this as a tribute to Lynn Shelton. I wasn’t super familiar with her work but it’s clear that she was a massive power in the modern indie world. I also plan on watching the miniseries “Little Fires Everywhere” on Hulu soon because it seems like she was just finally getting the recognition she deserved.
That mini-eulogy aside, this film turned out…
I can only imagine what it must have been like for audiences to witness the Battle for Helm's Deep on the big screen when this was released in theaters. Also worth noting, Sam's monologue near the end is a beautiful, poignant speech needed in the post-9/11 world. There is indeed still some good in this crazy world, and is worth fighting for.
Old school John Carpenter 80's horror+Nicolas Wending Refn's "Drive"+a slick, modern action movie= Adam Wingard's "The Guest." After watching "Death Note" on Netflix, I had to remind myself that he is a good director and knows how to make good movies for us.
And a great movie it is. Such a great and intriguing set-up for the story. Dan Stevens is so good as "David" and Maika Monroe gives a performance that more or less guaranteed her stardom in "It…