~THE D IS SILENT~
The good: Likely the most entertaining of all Tarantino movies...and that's saying something!
The entire film is Oscar Caliber and very well could have won Best Picture.
The Bad: Not for the easily offended.
The Bottom Line: Come for the bullets...stay for the white-cake!!
~NOT MY TEMPO!~
The Good: Tour de Force performances by Simmons and Teller! I remember watching this film twice in as many days the first time I saw it because I just couldn't get enough.
This film completely captures the beauty and pain one experiences while chasing excellence. It also somehow avoids a trite and predictable ending with a jaw dropping finale.
The Bad: Nothing.
The Bottom Line: It truly is one of the elusive 5-Star movies.
~THE MILLION DOLLAR REDEMPTION~
It was wild how five minutes in, I felt like I was back in Shawshank with Andy and Red. The voiceover not only works again here, it ties the movie together beautifully. I won't rehash the awards it won, but it deserved them all and more.
THE GOOD: One of the most touching, gut-wrenching stories I've ever seen. I cried more than once. There's a lot to be said about having heart.
THE BAD: I cried way more than once.
THE BOTTOM LINE: This is an absolute masterpiece.
THE GOOD: This movie is basically perfect. The actors brilliantly interpret an amazing script helmed by a fantastic director aided by a timeless soundtrack.
THE BAD: If I have to choose something, the third act does drag a bit after Hill starts spiraling out of control.
THE BOTTOM LINE: This is the best Gangster movie. (Not the Godfather)
I said it, and stand by it. Just as classic, and infinitely more re-watchable.