Asante if very respectful in her handling of the figures, time, and places portrayed here, and it's great as a refresher on a part of Botswana's history. Oyelowo and Pike are a delight to watch, of course, but the movie never rose above 'good' for me, unfortunately.
"There is an air of quiet death in this house, and I don't like the way it smells."
Paul Thomas Anderson can do no wrong, clearly. Now, I'm not the guy to write about the content of this film, so I'll just say that it gets my highest recommendation, and Daniel Day-Lewis could not have asked for a better swansong.
One thing that one should note is that it's a little hard to define what fan service is in the context of Star Wars. The original Star Wars films were, themselves, an exercise in nostalgia. The Force Awakens, then, appropriately harkens back to these older films (which themselves have been engrained in pop culture for so long), and in doing so, nails the tone of what we know to be Star Wars.
That being said, The Force Awakens relies mostly…
"No hay banda!"
Everyone was so right about this. It's amazing. I'm just fresh off watching it and I don't know what I've just seen but I'm going to attempt to say some things about this experience (I'll try to be as coherent as one can be after watching a David Lynch movie).
In Mulholland Drive, David Lynch blurs the line between reality and fantasy. The thing is, as a member of the audience, all you can do is try…