Boring, repetitive, unpleasant, unfunny. The satire here doesn't go much farther then "what if a mall Santa was an alcoholic sex addict criminal that swears a lot?" That idea *may* have sustained a movie, if any of the characters were interesting/likeable or if the jokes landed; sadly, neither is the case. One star because the skateboard bullies were a hilarious time capsule of mid 00's shitheads and I was tickled pink by the upside down/backwards visor.
This movie is a magic trick; it opens with a bang, you blink, and 2.5 hours has gone by. Scorsese is absolutely electric in the way he shoots this thing, utilizing snap zooms, tracking shots, freeze frames, and chaotic camera movement that just gets more frenetic the deeper into this mob story we go. None of this would work in lesser hands; the hammy narration should be overbearing, the information overload in every scene should be disorienting, the episodic nature…
In my humble opinion, there's two lens's through which we can critique a documentary; its presentation, and its actually content. The Red Pill is a documentary that fails in both categories.
On a purely technical level, TRP is a total snooze. Director Cassie Jaye uses a monotone voice over and repetitive, staged feeling video diaries to move her narrative forward and the result is a poorly paced mess that bores almost immediately. Metaphors are hammered at you with all the…
Nathan's Way Home Part 5
This movie bums me out because I genuinely think there is a LOT of cool shit in it. Spider-Man looks and moves the best he ever has onscreen in this; this is my favorite onscreen suit for Spidey ever, and the action/swinging sequences are colorful and dazzling. There's also many great moments of humanity for the character, such as walking a kid home after scaring off bullies and the way he initially tries to talk…