Just a lover of films and the cinemas. I frequent the New Beverly Cinema in Hollywood, CA and the Texas Theatre in Dallas, TX.
Behind Toy Story 2, I think this is the second best sequel Pixar has made. It keeps the formula for what made it’s predecessor so successful by keeping it in the same world, referencing it without overdoing it, and having an original story that isn’t too overarching. With a prequel it seems to me that too many of them try to be as big as the original, but that recipe doesn’t work because the audience already knows the outcome. Instead,…
A pretty good story portrayed by just an okay movie. Retelling stories such as this one can be difficult in a time restrained movie that also has to check off boxes for Hollywood. While this was a worthy effort, it ultimately falls short of the dramatic and emotional effect it was striving for. The cast perform well, but the plot has to move at such a quick pace that nobody, not even Cruise as the lead, has an opportunity to…
Watched at the New Beverly Cinema in 35mm.
What a deep, thoughtful film. When a movie like Thief is your first feature project, you know you’ve got a bright future ahead. James Caan is so good here in the titular role, it’s absurd. The way he not only reacts to what is happening in the moment, but also to the growing dread as he loses control of his situation is perfect. There really isn’ta flaws in this film besides I…