Men was an intriguing film with commendable themes and terrific lead performances, but fell apart into a third act which disrespected the viewer’s intelligence and dissolved into a moderately funny climax that wanted to be horrific and profound. I understand Garland’s intentions with this film, but the approach was far too ostentatious and honestly simple-minded. Intended moments of mystery were way too obvious and supposed moments of terror were a bit tedious. All of this led to a climax that was neither surprising nor deep. I’m not sure if it was even appropriate for Garland to make a film about female trauma, it’s certainly questionable.
Drive My Car is a touching and heartfelt tribute to grief and the moments we’ve lost, but wish we could have back. Excellent performances from a talented cast mixed with minimalist filmmaking and a lovely score enrich the Japanese film and a great emphasis on character leads the story rather than plot. It is quite long and slow, but it works for this particular film because it is less about conflict and rising action, and more about human connection. A…
BATMAN is back! **Spoiler-Free**
Matt Reeve’s has crafted a unique and refreshing comic book film within a sea of familiarity and we couldn’t be more impressed with his take on the caped crusader! This film is a welcome opposition to the tedious carbon copies we have been seeing over the past several years.
The direction, cinematography, acting, costuming and music is some of the best we’ve ever seen in the genre and an all-star cast provide impressive performance with nuance…