“You fingered him.”
“I fingered him, but I didn’t think anybody was going to get that far with him.”
“Sometimes you only get that one chance.”
Okay, fair enough.
I’d forgotten about the Black daddy cop(...?) who just shows up to smack white twunks around. There’s a reparations joke in there somewhere. It’s almost not even a matter of memory — I’ve seen the movie, granted it’s been a few years, and yet can’t claim to have seen those images…
devotes its entire identity to building out this community, through the 25+ characters you meet. thoroughly enjoyed watching them go about their lives, and how they all intersect and intertwine. it is a little overwhelming at first, and then very effectively played for laughs with zabel’s bemusement as an outsider. ultimately, it’s the reason why the whodunnit element works so well, and those final revelations hit so hard.
Winslet’s incredible. it’s another (somewhat concerning) argument that our greatest living actors…
Endearing for the very reasons it's melancholy. In how Supa Modo creates a portrait of the ways in which people are impacted by popular media from the east or the west, but also how we find ways inspired by such to make our own lives better for the moment. The amount of heart that's present in this film is already wonderful enough on its own but at 74 minutes I only ever felt like I could still be watching more…
I haven’t watched The Mosquito Coast in years, but I’m immediately struck by how the film is really designed to let Harrison Ford lean into the assholish side of his screen persona. Ford normally tempers that element of his performance with easy charisma, which makes projects like The Mosquito Coast so fascinating. Allie Fox is arguably closer to the version of Ford that he presents on the interview circuit than the version audiences know and love.
In terms of Ford playing…
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom now comes with a warning about its “outdated” attitudes on Sky TV. I only mention this to illustrate how easy it is to see this, go “okay, fair”, and then watch the movie. You know, as opposed to having a meltdown.
In some ways, if Raiders of the Lost Ark was an attempt for Spielberg to distance himself from the folly of 1941, then the introductory sequence of Indiana Jones and the…
flying wolfboy channing tatum. the elite manipulating broken bureaucratic systems to reinforce their superiority, while quite literally preying on people. eddie redmayne dialled back from a 10 to a softly whispered 2, and then all the way back up to a screaming 14. invisible aliens! big lizards! BEES. truly visionary shit.
Bloods don't die. They multiply.
The kind of huge swing that could only be achieved by an artist at the height of their powers like Spike Lee. From the gorgeous narrative framing decisions to the immeasurable strength of performances from Delroy Lindo and the late-great Chadwick Boseman, this feels like one of those films that will be taken for granted. An angry, exhausted picture about the aftermath of an imperialist conquest, the wounds of a country that still has to…
Fuqua’s masterpiece. Glorious trashy liberal spank material. The kind of shit that they’d pump out in the 90s on a monthly basis and shit you’d hear someone call “their favorite movie” during a 2000s COD multiplayer match, citing the accuracy or inaccuracy of certain military tech even if they’ve never spoke to a human woman for more than five minutes. Just stupendously stupid beer and cheeseburgers shit. But I do love my beer and cheeseburgers.
Deeply love that we all understand the proper viewing experience for this is on a lazy weekend afternoon on TNT.
The combination of admiration and revulsion that Bigelow bestows upon Lifestyle Guru Jeremy Renner might sit with me a bit better outside of the context of conquest, but that doesn't stop me from clenching when the payloads go boom and the gravel goes whoosh and the bullets go whizz and the onlookers say nothing at all.
a banished prince is sent off to a faraway land. he approaches a castle fit for Dracula and is offered a mythical puzzle to solve—a search for a missing princess whose importance carries an eternal weight. if he succeeds he may return to his realm.
as he slowly uncovers the evil secrets of the ominous town the townspeople begin to turn on the cursed prince. this analog world of photographs and written words is a dead end for…
Great movie. Unpopular opinion apparently but I connected more with this than Searching, which I was already a big fan of. I said at the time that Aneesh Chaganty would be a director to watch, and what do you know? I didn't lie!
Apparently the Letterboxd crowd is lukewarm on this one. I've seen a lot of reactions that could be summed up as "it's a standard sophomore outing." Although Searching is more visibly proficient and innovative at first glance,…