Kelsi and Trey examine the 30-year proiect of David Fincher's movies and how his most recent film 'The Killer' (no spoilers) adds to the mind games of his filmography. Check out our Letterboxd list of Fincher movies ranked and then listen to our episode about his depraved filmography!
When the measured genocide of the Osage Nation is seen through Mollie’s (Lily Gladstone) eyes, the movie triumphs. However, when the film turns into a misplaced internal battle of white guilt in courtrooms and jail cells with mostly no Osage people in sight, the movie suffers. Read our review here.
If Se7en is city-as-labyrinth then Prisoners is suburban-as-labyrinth.
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“If the artistic mission of Oppenheimer was to half-interrogate the ignorance of war apologists and sympathizers, then the movie succeeded. However, if the goal was to provoke the bystander Western audience, the movie mostly failed.”
'Across the Spider-Verse' is a special animated film with a few half-developed ideas. After reading our review, listen to The Extra Credits podcast rank all nine Sony & Marvel Spider-Man movies.
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David Fincher is a myth. Click here for our episode unpacking his project and reviewing ‘The Killer’.
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There are hundreds of things to love about this film, but something subtle is that the man-made android is possibly the most power hungry and terrorizing creature on board the Nostromo.
Also, Kelsi—who has seen this film more than 10 times—let out a wild scream at Dallas being taken in the vents. This movie is perfect.
It’s dramatic but I’m genuinely offended when people compare this to Alien. Bill Paxton is a consistent laugh and Sigourney Weaver is always badass, but god James Cameron is anything but subtle.
Also, like Fincher, I too want Newt gone.
JUST GOT HOME FROM SEEING THIS JCNXJSJIWSNHDISJS this was made for me
I understand the critiques and knew of them going into this. I see you, I hear you, I’m just telling you that I’m the target audience for this movie and it worked.
Barry Keoghan you talented hot little freak I love you
Surprised I hadn’t seen it yet. Has that cozy Xmas movie feel I guess. But for being a comedy I didn’t find it all that funny. Most of the laughs were slapstick. Poor Elaine got stuck with some shitty neighbors.
It definitely started out a little wobbly. It felt (key word, as it is subjective) meandering and unfocused, despite there being some funny lines and a few really affecting scenes during the first act. Then Monk finishes My Pafology and the movie kicks into a different gear—the jokes come at quicker clip and the incisive satire emerges.
The jokes in this movie are top notch. They’re layered and deep and filled with truth. I loved that I got to see…