It took me almost a whole year, but I finally finished my Hayao Miyazaki binge! And what a way to conclude. The Wind Rises may be Miyazaki’s only film that is based on real-life events, but his fantastical sensibilities are all over this magnificent biopic. Take for instance the gripping earthquake sequence. The way the earthquake is illustrated is completely unrealistic in how it moves the very foundation of the Earth like tidal waves, but it fully embraces what it’s…
in a movie filled to the brim with homoerotic subtext (though you can't really call it subtext because so much of it is more in your face than Benecio Del Toro's dick in Sicario), it's no wonder that the worst parts of this movie are all the straight moments that are bored me to death despite Tom Cruise's... winning smile. but even so, this would be a perfect movie if only it was 50 times gayer.
Whenever I watch a movie that deeply touches me, I always look at my surroundings differently. I mean, everything around me just looks alien to me, like I'm experiencing something entirely fresh and new. And I will put this up there with many of my favorite films that did just the same. Yeah, technically speaking, this is a maybe a perfect film. But movies are designed for one thing: to move people. So once again, thank you Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry. You truly moved me.
Fuck yeah, this movie rules!
The feeling I get whenever I watch a movie I'm so excited for and having it actually EXCEED those expectations can't be replicated, and The Suicide Squad delivered on almost every front for me. Gunn's infuses his dry sense of humor and unforgiving violence into all of the surprisingly nuanced characters. Seriously, when's the last time I cared, and I mean really cared, about characters in a comic-book movie (that didn't take 11 years of…