For a majority of Leave No Trace I forgot that I was watching a film. It's unquestionably one of the most natural feeling viewing experiences I've had. You could tell me there was essentially no script and I'd believe you because all the dialogue, the interactions, the scenes, they all feel so real and unrehearsed. The film isn't without direction though as it has a clear path filled with strong, thought-provoking messages and subtle metaphors. Much like 'Into the Wild',…
I was hoping Joe would share more with David than just the Lynch name, but unfortunately Mayhem was a technically underperforming and thematically shallow experience under his direction. The film started off rather strong and electric, giving me the impression that the quick and clever editing paired with booming sound design were signs of a creative mastermind at work, however, it wasn't long before I realized the edit was so frantic and overpowering out of necessity in order to hide…
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I've never experienced a cinematic clipshow before. The film is almost entirely just "Hey remember when ______ happened?". Cameos are always fun, but they aren't what makes a movie good in my opinion.
This movie seemed too big to fail for me, but yet I'm still walking away disappointed. The beginning had me excited because we were dealing with the more grounded hybrid drama of Peter/Spider-Man, with its affect on his loved ones. Then we got into the actual story…