Ratings are meaningless and all movies are good! Except for when they’re not!
My favorite films change with the wind.
A by-the-numbers sports movie helped immensely by Sandler's infectious love of the game. His performance really grounds this thing. It looks and feels like an actual film compared to other Netflix dreck, which is really nice for a change. Bo Cruz is a great character played well by Utah Jazz star, Juancho Hernangomez. Pretty fun that almost everyone in this movie is from the NBA!
The scale of this thing is astounding. Russell Crowe is incredibly impressive here, just oozing movie-star charisma. You feel every cannonball hit with extreme force. I love a good film about male friendship/toxic masculinity, which this is at its core. These bros just wanna sail the high seas and jam out. Great stuff!
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I never thought I'd see the day where I'd classify a Tarantino flick as "wholesome content" and yet, here we are. An introspective contemplation on the state of Hollywood, his own career, and what the future may hold for the medium, Tarantino's Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood is a firecracker film. Emotional, intense and uproariously funny.
DiCaprio hasn't been this good anywhere else but The Wolf of Wall Street and Pitt hasn't been this good... ever? Their friendship feels…