The only redeeming quality of this film was the supporting cast, in particular, Caleb Landry Jones, Theo James and Tessa Thompson. Otherwise it was trying too hard to be hip/cool/edgy with literary references and such. Director John Michael McDonagh has done better than this (The Guard, Calvary) and hopefully will again.
It's rare when you can fall completely in love with a movie on a first watch but this movie did it for me. The Criterion Blu-ray was purchased on a blind buy and I hoped if it was half as good as Fellini's 8 1/2 then it would be well worth the purchase.
From the opening helicopter aerial shots the film was followed by one beautiful sequence after another. Fellini does black and white, textures, landscapes, light and shadows like…
There are so many thoughts I have after watching the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Batman Begins was an incredible re-introduction of Bruce Wayne/Batman's origin tale. The Dark Knight expanded on the legend with a story of madness and mayhem.
Now comes the final act of the Dark Knight's epic saga and with it a story of spectacle and drama. Batman encounters Bane (Tom Hardy), a villain who can match and even surpass him in strength…