Loved, loved, loved this doc from the directors of Undefeated that utilizes a mixture of helicopter news footage, police radio, and amateur video to tell the story of the infamous LA riots in 1992 in which billions of property was damaged and 58 people died. This is as "in the moment" as you can get as the film deftly covers the inciting pressure points leading up to the event, the chaotic event itself, and the somber days after - all…
Miles (per hour) better than Cars 2, which says something - but not much. In fact, the best thing Cars 3 does is almost completely ignore that Cars 2 ever existed and mercifully limit the on-screen time of Mater the tow truck. The film doesn't do much to add to the cannon and basically just tells a slightly better version of Cars 1 both in story and visuals, which is the best I could hope for going in.
In theaters October 31, 2014.
Wow, what a deliciously creepy film first-time director Dan Gillroy has here. Gyllenhaal plays his hand perfectly as a cold obsessive who finds career opportunity in capturing crime footage as fast and as grizzly as possible in order to sell it at the highest price to the local news, a pursuit that eventually leads him to bend the rules of the game - along with everyone around him. A+, would watch again.
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It seems ppl are looking for Mad Max: Fury Road talk so we decided to release next Monday's podcast episode early, exclusively to the Letterboxd community. Here's a direct link to the spoiler-free show mp3, enjoy!
Yes, yes, yes, a million times YES.
Mad Max: Fury Road is exactly what I want from a sequel/reboot of a beloved genre property: Put the control squarely back in the hands of its original creator (George Miller), juice the budget, and get the…