On paper, this is your run-of-the-mill rom-com, with cardboard characters and predictable story. Somehow, however, this film works much better than it should, and it's mostly due to characters that have actual chemistry and are quite likeable. The nice scenery helps, of course.
After this amazing teaser, View from a Blue Moon was surprisingly tame. I was expecting more of this crazy editing and sound design, but nothing of the sort is in the final film.
Picture quality is pristine, but i’ve seen better cinematography in comparable high-quality sports movies. It’s servicable for sure, but i wish they had done more with it. The editing, likewise, doesn’t help in pulling the viewer in. The highlight, instead, are on-screen graphics that are a designer’s…
Linklater has done it again. I must confess, after Dazed & Confused (which is my own favourite movie of all time), i was more than a little sceptical that this – or any movie – could be a worthy successor, especially after the disappointing Boyhood. But i was pleasently surprised at what i saw unfold in front of my eyes.
No, it’s not the best movie ever made, but it’s a darn good slice-of-life film.