Friendly reminder that — whatever the Oscars and the Emmys and the Letterboxd Top 250 say — you can consider Hamilton a film if you want to.
Fuck Richard Curtis.
“Those cool songs kind of take you back, don’t they?”
Irene Dunne and Cary Grant may be better known for their comedic roles, but they make a fair fist of the serious stuff in this rather overwrought melodrama — though they can’t resist slipping back into a spot of almost-slapstick given half a chance, with various individual sequences playing more like one of their comedies, even as the overall narrative and tone goes full-on weepy.
“You Brits really don't have a sense of humour, do you?”
“We do if something's funny, sir.”
This has to be one of the most phenomenal casts ever assembled. It’s a massive ensemble, but nearly everyone is someone, and they’re all really good. There’s so much going on, you could probably turn it into a TV series…
The only real letdown is Stephen Fry’s detective, who’s written and played with such broad comedy that it’s as if he’s wandered in from another film entirely — Charlie Chan in London, maybe.
Don't understand the negative reactions to this at all. It's not perfect (could do with a bit more clarity in places), but overall I thought it was a really good sci-fi noir.
Also, lol at the people calling it unoriginal while also saying "it's like a Black Mirror episode". Yeah, that comparison didn't get worn out two-dozen like-a-Black-Mirror-episode films ago. You'd think Charlie Brooker was the first person to ever write a story about the dangers of future technology...