For years I've heard The Straight Story is a change of pace for Lynch. I've heard it called his most straightforward film. Those things may be true, but it's still unequivocally a Lynch film and I loved it. The pacing is slow but never dull thanks to the quiet optimism the film is brimming with. It's heartwarming, touching, and often very funny. If you need some of your faith in humanity restored, The Straight Story might just be the perfect remedy.
I learned about The Red Shoes around the time Black Swan (a film I loved) was released. A lot of people were comparing the two in their reviews. It took me awhile obviously, but I finally got around to watching it. Sadly, I found myself very disappointed. It lived up to its reputation as a very good looking film, but the story involving backstage balet squabblings and egos just didn't work for me. Largely due to the fact I didn't…
"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.