I wish there were two awards for best actor this year. Boseman and Hopkins are both so great. The Father is the best film I have ever seen dealing with Alzheimer's, it isn't even close. By sending the viewer through the point of view of Hopkins we are able to get a sense of confusion and helplessness. Coleman is great, as usual, but Hopkins is on another level here, probably the best he has ever been, and I swore I…
Humans sure are strange. I was intrigued when I read the description of this film. I don't know what I was expecting, but this wasn't it. There are some pretty good scenes, but overall this just doesn't work. Koteas and Spader have absolutely no emotion throughout the entire film. They are straight faced and boring. Hunter and Unger try their best to save this, but ultimately fall short. The whole time I was thinking that their brains are essentially mush.…
The first hour of this film is so bad that I almost turned it off. These great actors are given the cheesiest lines that they are not able to pull off without sounding awful. The second half does pick up a little when reality and virtual start to mix, but even when this happens there isn't enough to keep the viewer engaged. This film did not age well, I usually love practical effects, but not here. Defiantly not my favorite Cronenberg film.
This is worth a watch just for Pacino's constantly changing hair and outfits. I don't know whose hair I like best, Pacino or his sheep dog Alfie. His day-to-day outfits are amazing, baggy clothes, multiple necklaces, and sandals, often times with socks. His working ones are even better, I was not expecting the Rabbi, hilarious. The directions is good, Pacino is spectacular, and the story is one worth telling. It does run long, but Pacino and his outfits keep the viewer engaged.
Dern is good, Cage is idiotic, and Lynch is strange, yet wonderful. There are some shots in this film that are simply brilliant. The cigarette shots alone are fantastic. Pretty much all the accents are awful, and I mean terrible, thankfully Lynch is more than capable of making this a decent film.