Sometimes something happens to me when I absolutely love a film. At some point during my viewing I'll tear up because I'm so happy with what I'm seeing. I don't know if that happens to anyone else and it may be unique to me, but it happened with Looper when I saw it at the cinema and again here with this re-watch. It reaches me somehow on an emotional level and brings tears to my eyes because I'm so damn…
As a father and due to somethings that have happened in my life, Searching really struck a chord with me. The entire premise is basically a parents worst nightmare with today's social media crazed society as the backdrop. This isn't the first film shot like this (online perspective). The horror film Unfriended is similar in that regard, but Searching features better acting and uses the premise far more effectively in my opinion. It's full of well done misdirections and keeps…
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said…
Looper is easily the best film I've seen this year! I loved everything about it! I was in awe from start to finish. The directing, performances, and plot are all top notch. Pierce Gagnon basically steals the show as Cid with the best child performance I've seen since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. I teared up at one point because I was so happy with what I was seeing. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I think most people will love it.