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I overall enjoyed the vibe of this entry more than I did the first. I have not seen Death on the Nile, but it looked like green screen hell. This one is not, and utilizes it’s natural setting to playfully spooky effect. It’s not a great film by any means, as some of the shadowy plotting can grow a bit monotonous, but generally this is a role/mode that Branagh is working comfortably and confidently in. Loved a lot of the…
Spectre is almost always an entertaining film, but its energy is eventually unable to overcome its flaws. It starts off with an absolute bang, and the film continues to work for the next hour or so. The more the conflict built upon itself, the less interested I became. The overall story is very poorly constructed, and the final segment of the movie is downright weak. The action is great, and it is always wonderful to see James Bond on screen,…
I'm in a state of reflection. I mean, wow, what a film! It's reasonably compelling, but with a quick gust of mighty wind, it blew me away. It goes to show how seemingly insignificant details can alter a film in a tremendous way, with a singular moment. Arrival is a true, thinking-man's science fiction film, and I haven't been this riveted by a film in what feels like ages.
My only complaint? Story of Your Life is a better title.