Was lucky enough to catch a one off screening in aid of its 40th anniversary at my local world of cine, and seeing a) a classic Spielberg film and b) a film from the 70s on the big screen, where it was supposed to be seen, was like nothing else. This wouldn't be my first choice for a screening of a sci-fi blockbuster that came out in '77, but I'll take what I can get. The spectacle is enhanced tenfold,…
I'm so tired of hearing things being dismissed because they're "pretentious". Give me something bold and original a thousand times over the contrived studio nonsense showcased in the trailers that played before this. So long as it's sincere, I'm on board. You can judge it on its own merits from there, while acknowledging how full of themselves a writer or director may be, but writing something off because it's unconventional is plain wrong.
So, with that being said, I enjoyed…
I can undoubtedly say the Coens are becoming my favourite filmmakers. Every scene Pitt is in, hell, every line he delivers is outright hilarious. The scene with him and Malkovich in the car alone is one of the funniest things I've seen in a film. Will rewatch this one for years to come.
I was a little worried, this being Wright's first "straight" film, that it'd be a bit too tame and generic. I really need to have more faith. This came from a mind that loves cinema and music, and in terms of spectacle, it delivers on almost every level. I only wish the romance and love interest were a little more developed. If you want a film with great music and incredibly engaging camera work and editing, forget La La Land, this is what you're looking for.