Top 4 are my last 4.5-5/5's
Ready for a scrap
In my opinion this is Michael Haneke at his absolute best. And it only seems fitting that despite this film’s greatness, I can’t imagine what words I’d use to recommend it. So rather than try and sing it’s praises (what would that look like) I’m gonna attempt to talk about how it made me feel and what parts of it resonated with me the most. And why it has become a personal favourite of mine over the years. I should…
I can’t deny that Baz Luhrmann has a unique and interesting voice, however it’s proven once again to not be my speed. So to speak. I didn’t care for the somewhat anachronistic choices of music that were incorporated into the film and the editing was kind of nauseating.
I was interested in this because due to my late grandmother I was sort of brought up on Elvis Presley’s music and sure, I’m still fond of a few of his songs.…
Take The Intouchables, subtract the terrific performances, replace the heartwarming yet sincere chemistry between François Cluzet and Omar Sy with cheap humour and stereotypical back and forth charmless behaviour and add a bit of that generic American award begging feeling that Hollywood never seems to get sick of…
And then you have The Upside. A film that panders towards the people in the world that think films are only worth watching If they're in English.
I'd be lying If I said I didn't consider walking out halfway through.