Sports movies often tend to lean completely into the romance of their sport or portray the loss of that romance over a contender’s career. Not Raging Bull. Martin Scorsese’s film is about a life utterly devoid of romance. Even when Jake LaMotta experiences something wondrous — say, falling in love — he seems to do so only in the past tense, immediately subjugating that experience to flowery, over-exposed nostalgia. Here, his nostalgic exists briefly in color, while the rest of…
There's a moment early in "Spy" when this movie becomes more than just a slapstick, spoof, Paul Blart-esque action comedy. Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) leaves her boss's office after receiving her first mission and turns the corner. She takes a deep breath, closes her eyes, and for a moment loses all the confidence she had previously shown. A lesser movie wouldn't have allowed her character to have that much depth. Melissa McCarthy's most dynamic role to date.