Jordan Peele completes his hat trick of perfect films with NOPE. Peele’s latest is a provocative genre tightrope that explores our fascination with exploiting spectacle in perhaps the single most unique way possible. There are visual queues that are reminiscent of films like Cloverfield, Close encounters of the third kind and even the anime series Neon genesis Evangelion, a fusion of beloved works that I never thought would share the same sentence, but here we are. Dan Kaluuya delivers a…
Very much enjoyed that moment at the half way point where a flashback to Thor and Janes relationship riffs on the worst person in the world. As for the rest of the film, some of the cgi is a bit shonky and a few jokes crash rather than land. However, I really liked the breezy pace of the film and the overarching messages of the importance of love and how blind faith in your leaders will more than likely get you killed. Overall, had a pretty good time with love and thunder, despite having low expectations.
In 1995, Michael Mann brought a feature-length adaptation of his failed TV pilot “LA takedown” to the big screen. While Mann was already an acclaimed director with films like “Manhunter” and the French/Indian war epic “The last of the Mohicans”, it would be Heat that would come to have the biggest impact on his career as well as serving as an infinitely unquantifiable influence on future filmmakers such as Villanueve, Fincher and Nolan working within the crime genre. Heat is…
Ridley Scott’s blade runner (whatever cut you watch) is perhaps one of the most seminal and influential pieces of science fiction cinema. The film is a unique beast to me as I’ve always viewed it as a masterpiece despite that fact that it is imperfect. I am of the belief that a film can always be identified as successful by how well it overcomes it’s flaws. Thus, if Blade Runner is the flawed masterpiece I am convinced that Blade Runner…