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The latest from Charlie Kaufman is extraordinarily difficult to review as it's an extraordinarily complex film. Or maybe not. It seems impenetrable but there are hints at a more simplistic explanation of everything throughout. The plot (I guess): A young couple, who haven't been together very long (Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons, both giving exceptional performances) take a trip to meet his parents on a very snowy day. What starts off as a fairly standard but mildly bizarre narrative turns…
Aaron Sorkin's sophomore effort as a director is thankfully a much more disciplined, confident film than the messy and bloated Molly's Game. The lunacy involving (technically) 8 men on trial for allegedly causing the riots during the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention is a splendid courtroom drama. While it is largely dialogue, it doesn't flow in Sorkin's usual quick, rhythmic fashion and frankly didn't need to given the depths and absurdity involved. I was surprised to find out how much of…
Zombieland: Double Tap: Could easily be taught in a "How To Make a Good Sequel 101" class. 1) Stay true to the original but don't make the same movie again. 2) Raise the stakes. 3) Effectively introduce new characters. 4) If it's a comedy, amp up the jokes. Zombieland 2 does all of these things magnificently. Expands the universe, blitzes you with jokes, adds fun new characters and some really cool set pieces. I laughed harder than I have at any film in a long time. An absolute delight and I hope they don't take forever for a third.