Between this, Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde, Brawl in Cell Block 99, John Woo's Manhunt, Logan, Headshot, and Fate of the Furious, 2017 is easily one of the best years for action movies.
I cannot believe that this lazy, uninspired, boring, unfunny, un-scary, un-engaging, un-watchable steaming pile of poorly-conceived references and jokes was written and directed by the same man who gave us the hilarious and smart Tucker and Dale vs. Evil!!! I mean... wow, what happened, dude?
Side note: that wannabe fast-cuts Edgar Wright-y editing was just painfully bad executed.
Visual Effects: 4
Violence & Gore: 7.5
Sex & Nudity: 4
Drugs & Profanity: 4.5
Intensity & Horror: 2
Of all the movies that are premiering here at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, this is the one I was most excited about. Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water is a fantasy romance set during the Cold War.
The undeniable star of the film has to be del Toro’s crew: the makeup and special effects used to bring the creature to life…
Written by Joel and Ethan Coen, George Clooney and Grant Heslov, directed by George Clooney, and starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac, Suburbicon is part dark comedy, part satire, part thriller. Do not watch any of the trailers, nor believe any of the marketing hype surrounding this film: the story that is told is more serious than I was expecting (even though there are some moments of laughter), and the real protagonist is Nicky (Noah Jupe), the son…