Honestly would have given this a lower score, but Gene Kelly's rollerblade tap dance was easily the most entertaining thing I've seen in a while.
Five Random Thoughts:
1. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are beautiful people, and this movie almost airbrushes and photoshops them so they look like angelic dolls. They have create chemistry and screen presence as solidified movie stars.
2. The plot is creepy. Chris Pratt simply looks upon a Sleeping Beauty-like Jennifer Lawrence and falls in love with her, and then stalks her on the Internet, culminating in essentially killing her by waking up. Even though it is still creepy, I…
One of the best films of the year, Carol makes it difficult to find flaws within the precision and elegance of its two main stars — Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, script by Phyllis Nagy (Mrs. Harris) and direction by Todd Haynes (Far From Heaven, I’m Not There).
Set in the demure, refined period of the 1950s, Carol follows the story and relationship of two women- Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) and Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett). Both are at a lonely…
Based on the plot synopsis and trailers, Free State of Jones seems like a historical epic pandering to the Academy Awards. While its subject matter may do just that, this Civil War-set drama is really a passion project for director Gary Ross, who spent over two years researching and preparing for the film. It’s rather tragic that Free State of Jones isn’t a better film — and it’s Ross’ fault.
Free State of Jones centers around the true story of…