The Flight of the Phoenix is a story of survival first and foremost, yes. But it's also a story of watching the world pass you by. It's about accepting that you're getting older, and while that doesn't make you useless, sometimes you have to accept that these young whipper snappers might know what they're doing. The story is harrowing and exciting, but also humbling.
I hope no one thinks that my giving all 3 movies 5 stars is proof of me being to easy on them. I mean, surely there's SOMETHING I could critique, right?
Linklater's Before trilogy is perfect.
Any other film with a fighting couple would have been, well, any other film. But after falling in love with Jesse and Celine in Before Sunrise and cheering for them in Before Sunset, I couldn't help but cry with them in Before Midnight.…
A maddening, infuriating, incredible experience. With a slow start, it gradually builds to surrealistic nightmare that is almost comical in its absurdity, only to constantly pull you back into its frightening reality. A part of me thinks that Bunuel would have loved this. I had no idea what to expect going in, and I would recommend everyone else do the same.