Cinema is pretty ok and cool.
A laundry list of solid standby names are all but wasted and/or asked to do very silly things.
The source material never give Tracy Letts the same chance to go absolutely bonkers like we know he can in works like Bug, and Killer Joe. Could’ve used it.
And I don’t even know where to start on Joe Wright’s indecisive directorial style. So I won’t start.
Between this and Hillbilly Elegy, Amy Adams has been performing some unfruitful bench pressing as of late.
“I’m not gonna give this one too many stars.” - my wife, seconds after the end credits start to roll
I know I'm in the minority with my opinion that The Aviator is Martin Scorsese's absolute best movie in over twenty years, probably since Goodfellas. It's a jaw-dropping marvel to witness in all aspects of filmmaking.
There isn't a single performance that misses the mark (unless you really want to count Gwen Stefani), the score by Howard Shore is one of his absolute best, the visual effects are tasteful, the cinematography is gorgeous and graceful, and the subject Howard Hughes…
A stunning piece of work that should be essential viewing for anyone who calls themselves a cinephile and are willing to embark on gut-wrenching experiences, Pixote is a criminally under-seen masterpiece.
Hector Babenco turns in one of the more courageous filmmaking efforts I've ever had the chance to witness on screen, depicting the gritty and heartless Brazilian streets of Sao Paulo, where there is no mercy or forgiveness for the orphaned minors who inhabit it. I never felt like I…