Much better upon re-watch. The scope of this film is absolutely breathtaking - I just wish they’d gone deeper into the Robert/Maurice Fischer relationship. That would have provided an emotional counterweight to the Dom-Mal story, and it would have made viewers care more about the mission itself. But what do I know. This movie is even better than I remember. Loved nearly every minute of it.
Loved this twisty little thriller. I wasn't expecting much when I decided to watch it last night, but this movie turned out to be surprisingly good. It reminded me inexorably of Hitchcock, for some reason, of watching a neat little b/w thriller in color. Perhaps I'm less discriminating than I used to be (or perhaps not), but honestly, I enjoyed The Invisible Guest from start to finish.
The inevitable has occurred: I've watched a hugely popular and acclaimed film and come away scratching my head, wondering what on earth is so special about it. But don't revoke my Letterboxd membership just yet: do me the favor of hearing me out first.
Dr Strangelove is obviously a sacred cow in film circles, and I can see why. It's often hilarious, sometimes visually striking, and full of excellent performances and dialogue. It's a funny film about a thoroughly unfunny…
“Someday this war’s gonna end.”
Chills. When that serene green landscape with those beautiful palm trees and the curling yellow fumes bursts into flame, when the beat drops and that voice begins to sing this is the end, I felt chills run up and down my spine. This was going to be something great. I could feel it in my bones.
What do you get when you give a brilliant, hubristic mind the freedom to make whatever the fuck he…