I was afraid that I wouldn't love this film as much as I did a few years ago but my fears were unwarranted as L.A. Confidential still remains one of the best films of the 90's and one of my favorite films of all-time. Curtis Hanson and screenwriter Brian Helgeland craft a rich portrait of ambition, corruption, and redemption set against the backdrop of 1950's Los Angeles.
Cannibal Holocaust is by far one of the most disturbing films ever conceived. The film has gained notoriety for its depiction of actual animal killings and the treatment of the natives by the director. I had been dreading viewing the film for years but I finally sat down and checked it out, and I kind of wish I didn't.
Cannibal Holocaust definitely deserves its spot as one of the most controversial films ever made. This is a repulsive film and…
Paul Thomas Anderson's finest achievement as a filmmaker; subtle, nuanced, brilliant. Anderson directs with such restraint and thoughtfully crafted scenes. The characters are easily his most complex. The relationship between Reynolds and Alma is one of some of the most interesting dynamics I've seen put to film. I cannot for the life of me wrap my brain around how impeccable this film is; if this is truly Daniel Day-Lewis's final screen performance then I have to say he ended it on a high note. This is filmmaking as it should be.
Paul Thomas Anderson can do no wrong; I adored Magnolia. Brimming with very emotional performances (Tom Cruise was a real standout) and amazing editing it really floored me. PTA successfully grasped and seamlessly wove many different characters and stories perfectly. It also had a very distinct and emotional score that heightened the tone of the film for me. I loved every second of this achievement of film! It's a wonderful character study and one of PTA's best.
I want to give a special thanks to my friend Ishan for recommending this film to me!