Crazy stunts! Big laughs! Hilarious guy! It’s just a shame all the people who perished on set to make it happen. Hard to justify the bodycount despite the fun I had.
This is what a filmmaker unlocking their true potential looks like.
Dan Lotz has been making no budget movies driven by his unending passion on his YouTube channel for years. They’ve always been well shot, well edited, but somewhat scrambling for a story to tell. I always love em for the passion alone, but they leave me longing for more.
For this reason, it’s the highest praise I can give in saying One Shot is the complete package. From the style to…
Our lives are full of existential questions and theories that many feel, if true, deem life pointless. This movie wrestling with those questions and coming to the simple conclusion that, no matter what happens to be true, our lives still matter, is lovely. The few scattered moments where everything makes sense make all the failing and flailing in between worth it. And the fact that the movie manages to get there with more laughs, better action and grander scale than any modern blockbuster is testament to what filmmaking in the theatrical sphere can be and how carelessly most movies are often made.
Since distancing himself from YouTube, I’ve had an ever-increasing sense that Bo Burnham no longer finds the comedy parts of his comedy specials funny. Some may argue that that’s the point and that Bo uses comedy solely as a vehicle for the thematics and messaging of his work, but I’d argue that the audience is still supposed to find most of Make Happy and even parts of this funny, even if Bo doesn’t. And for me that’s the biggest failure of…