it's not hard to see why this is so popular with aspiring film students. dynamic, cheap, and angry. still looks great with an intensely oppressive atmosphere. some really sharp surrealist moments. it loses it's thread a little at times - it constantly points to the media as a perpetrator in the poverty cycle but struggles to articulate why. it hammers other metaphors too hard, the story of falling from the building is used three (!!) times throughout, and laboriously explained in the closing scene. this is a great movie but i've seen it done better elsewhere
now THAT'S what i call a shallow and shameless imitation of tarantino
i've never been a huge fan of 'great artists steal' rhetoric. it's too easily misunderstood as 'rip off someone successful if you want to make it' when really it should mean 'study under the best and make it your own.' even then it's a question of extent. want to rip off a cool shot from kill bill? go right ahead. want to rip off tarantino's exact gunshot kinetics,…
being woman hard
arrrggggh. so many disappointing movies. i really think this is edgar wright's first truly stinky turd.
this script feels like a first draft. all of the beats are here but none of it ticks at all. i could feel my brain rotting watching this. i guessed the big twist about 30 mins in and was just counting the minutes until we got there. keep in mind this is…