It seems to rolling towards dramatic inevitability, which makes parts start to slog, but once the ending moves in unpredictable and with more emotional depth and realness than expected, the rest of the movie gains more weight.
Visually Book Club is a distracting careless mess, as it is one of the least competently lighted movies I have ever seen. But as a sex comedy of older woman, I think it has the right jokes and light on its feet touch to reach the audience it want to reach. I'm glad this movie is there to serve an underserved audience, it just isn't for me or any one who cares about not being blinded.
Short-as-possible synopsis: A boy grows up
Thoughts about Boyhood:
- The gimmick is what sells the movie, and that makes sense because it’s a great gimmick, but in the wrong hands this story telling technique could not be as effective. Linklater is able to use the maturing of the actor Ellar Coltrane to give a perfectly real-life portrait of the little passing moments of life that have an impact on who we grow into.
- The aging of the actors…
Days of Future Past has great fun action pieces connected by a lot of persuading. The film is very exciting and visually thrilling, and the story makes as much sense as a time travel movie containing eight thousand mutants can be. I just wish there was a better way to keep moving the story along rather than wordy convincing speeches. This movie is as much about the power of words as it is the powers of evolution.