I struggle explaining how I rate movies.
Top 4 are my favorites I saw in June 2022.
Damn now this is just excellent filmmaking. Right from the opening too. The camerawork here & the way it was used to show such a unique perspective. The imagery used throughout this was astounding too. Overall, I was in tears by the end. I’m so grateful I got to experience this.
Despite agreeing with the consensus that this was an overall disappointing film, it’s still a decent time.
I got to this relatively late so I had seen a lot of the negative ratings. Despite that, I still had relatively high hopes. But this was just okay. Reynolds gives his typically fun performance, Walker Scobell was awesome as young Adam, & I’ll never complain about Mark Ruffalo.
My biggest gripe though is that for a big budget sci fi-type movie, this didn’t…
I first watched this a few years ago & remember loving it/smashing the 5 star button but I had also consumed a copious amount of wine that night so I’ve been curious to rewatch this in a different setting.
This was still so much fun. It was so great to watch Carrell & Gosling do their thing. Their interaction & hang-outs were consistently hilarious. Julianne Moore doesn’t miss either. The downgrade in rating is primarily due to that lull that comes before the…
Damn what an ending. That got me good. I was also really impressed with the use of lighting + shadows & fire as a sort of visual component of the mystery at times. And the performances here also helped carry the mystery but I particularly enjoyed Strathairn & Jenkins’ work here. Wouldn’t have argued against more Dafoe screentime either. But at the same time, Mara, Blanchett, & Collette did their damn thing, especially Blanchett. Her work in that final act was tremendous & by…