I’ve never experienced such an intense need to flee the theater to search one of those “Which Character In the movie are you?” quizzes.
(Long-winded story that was so much funnier in person, but I NEED to remember it below)
So immediately after the movie was over my family ALL took the quiz, obviously.
Me: Who do you think you’ll be?!
All: Anybody, but NOT Amy...
8 yr old: I got Beth!
5 yr old: I got…
An engaging, ingenious and enjoyable film, and despite having a repetitive plot, it won't disappoint you; with a super fun story and amazing details. I specifically liked its eccentric and unique atmosphere.
Reminded me a bit of a modern version of Agatha Christie's Poirot —which is one of my favorites.
Four criminals from different parts of the world who are hiding out in a nowhere South American town see an opportunity to escape their current situation by driving a load of highly volatile nitroglycerin 218 miles to the site of a burning oil rig.
If you think the description sound suspenseful, just you wait. This is edge-of-your-seat suspense. This is clenching-your-jaw-until-it-aches suspense. Friedkin's direction is outstanding, imbuing long moments without dialogue with surprising intensity. Truly, he is a master of…
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Making a film about the 2016 Fox News sexual harassment scandal is—to say the very least—tricky. Real-life anchors Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson have both demonstrated discriminatory views against minorities on several occasions and contributed to Fox’s spread of hateful rhetoric and misinformation. Yet they also both faced sexual discrimination in the workplace and were exploited by that same institution they helped create. Thankfully, Bombshell director Jay Roach and writer Charles Randolph seem to get all…
Not at all what I was expecting. I mean I knew it’d be tense and claustrophobic and well-acted (made a whole video on Sandler, he better give a great performance) but what I didn’t expect was how...huge this film is. The Safdie Brothers have historically tackled large themes with simpler plots and with a story this complex, despite a clear mastery of the techniques they’re known for, this feels like new territory. Uncut Gems is an inSANELY well thought out story with dozens of storylines working together (almost) perfectly. Feels like the darkest fairytale I’ve ever experienced.
Behind the scenes look at a joint UK/US Air Force base in England where high ranking officers are struggling with the decision of whether or not to complete a top secret mission that involves bombing German factories deep behind enemy lines, and resulting in high casualties.
Terrific war drama that manages to be highly engrossing despite the fact that there is almost no action. The written material is so good and Sam Wood's direction so energetic that hardly anyone will…
NYPD has a hard time catching a serial killer and turns to Lincoln Rhyme, a top detective who is now bedridden after a freak accident. He accepts and chooses as his assistant the female cop who discovered the latest victim.
Run-of-the-mill procedural drama which does little with its intriguing central idea that resembles a twisted buddy cop movie. The plot is shaky from the beginning and the revelation of the killer's identity and his motives is unintentionally funny. There is…
Giovanni Manzoni is a notorious mafia boss who testified against a powerful Don and now is in the Witness Protection Program. He is relocated to Normandy, along with his wife and two kids, but they all struggle to adapt in their new lives at French countryside, and keep a low profile.
Luc Besson must be one of the most frustrating directors working today. While he has some intriguing ideas with a lot of potential, when he transfers them onscreen the…
Y’all don’t know how long I’ve been wanting to watch Near Dark, and it’s about damn time.
I’ll go ahead and say this is the best vampire movie to date. It’s realistic approach to vampire lore and the way the vampire clan are humanized is the appeal for me. I’m just glad this lived up to all the hype I’d been building up. Even Bill Paxton’s performance is stellar; he
had me on edge. Overall it’s a good mixture of…
JLo is an excellent stripper.
Lillie is great at throwing up.
Lizzo is great at playing the flute (as always).
The cinematography here is reallllllll pretty. And I don’t envy the 1st AC who had to keep everyone in focus at that T-stop.
The dialogue, setting, and 2007-feel mostly works.
Cardi B was underused. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I felt the plot stiffened and got dry three fourths of the way through. This is my main qualm, I got…
It's a weird thing to say this far into the series, but after Jason Lives proved there was still blood in this killer's veins, you'd think the sequel would follow suit.
While New Blood starts out strong with a unique premise, a sort of Jason vs. Carrie thing, it becomes clear very quickly that it's bitten off more than it can chew. While the cast has more defined personalities than usual, it's more overcrowded than ever, and the…