vo Heat 2 - coming Aug 9/2022
Talk about contempt prior to investigation… I trashed this film having never seen it - laughed at the performances and writing and I was so wrong… it’s so beautifully made and lovingly performed. Some images and shots are just luminous! Driver is really quite incredible and Pacino really commits to the heartbreaking stakes in the final act. Leto is great! Damnit. Through all the prosthetics and wild accent choices, the childish need to be loved just rings true.
Is this high brow entertainment for the marvel crowd?
Felt like someone got 60m for their student thesis film.
All kinds of kitschy martial arts and cute violence.
Another simplification of gratitude platitudes delivered via Edgar Wright-lite mania.
Felt like an episode of a tv show I’m happy not to return to.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
FIVE MOTHERFUCKING STARS
So glad I hunted down the empty theatre to sit alone on a sat am for this.
What incredible filmmaking.
Shot after shot.
What performances PTA gets from his ensemble. The honesty.
Love the leads.
Just such wonderful truthful acting opening the potential for a countless ways to invest, identify and relate.
A thousand little spontaneous truths.
The name Lance Brannigan alone deserves an award.
I’M AN ATHEIST
JOHN MICHAEL HIGGINS SPEAKING IN ENGLISH…