Le Pont du Nord 2
If anything, I admire the silly audaciousness of opening the film in the Middle Ages but I didn't get a whole lot out of this, just as a movie itself - though it's **possible** I'm missing something, this is my first Bay in over ten years (minus a supposed Pain & Gain viewing I do not recall), and first Transformers movie - but even if I still didn't like the film ultimately, I have to admit I delight in the the…
This is like, some kind of weird, conservative fantasy. If watching this served any good purpose, it's a possibly vital reminder that the Clinton era was not as progressive as many of us might like to remember - the latter half of the 20th century in America through the eyes of a reactionary, nearly 50 years of social tumult regarded as just a brief phase of unrest before everything returns to 'normal,' - the Vietnam War, Black Panthers, and social…
"No-one's ever gotten this close before."
I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…