Still very entertaining at parts, but the Taylor Sheridan formula is starting to become more visible with each subsequent film.
As a pre-established John Waters fan, this doesn't shed a whole lot of new light on him. Though it does get pretty nitty gritty on the details of the production of Pink Flamingos , but most of those details weren't all that juicy either. And as a film it certainly has that weird 90's doc style that hasn't really aged well at all. Still, it has a decent amount of content I wasn't aware of, and this is definitely a great starter course for people that want in on Waters. It's on Youtube.
With The People vs. Larry Flynt being my third film into Milos Forman's so far excellent filmography I've found a similar threads throughout his works, primarily in his protagonists' desire to question and change and push the envelope of the worlds around them. With Jack McMurphy in Cuckoo's Nest he was pushing the insane asylum to its limit, and in Man on the Moon Andy Kaufman was taking comedy and entertainment above and beyond where people thought it could go.…
Men in Black stands out as a great franchise starting film that does it all with such simplicity. The world-building here is just fantastically done as you're never questioning the film's lineup of aliens or the methods that go about tracking them. This is all thanks to the 1990's answer to the 1980's Tom Hanks, Will Smith, who gives you plenty of charisma as you learn about the world of Men in Black as he does.
While just from the…