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Fantastic. I'm a sucker for films about balancing the desire to pursue your passion with the personal relationships in your life, and given the tragedy that surrounds the film's protagonist, I enjoyed how tick, tick...BOOM explored that whilst keeping things mostly hopeful and joyous. It's a great exploration of the creative process, the music was great, and Andrew Garfield was clearly in his element here. I'm certainly no theatre kid but enjoyed every moment of this.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Probably the film I enjoy the most when watching with someone who’s seeing it for the first time. The film’s final act totally caught me off guard on my initial viewing and it never gets old seeing the penny drop for others on theirs.
This is a film that starts with some promise but ultimately fizzles out without making any sort of tangible impact on the viewer. As is often the case with modern-day Hollywood, film executives seem more focused on creating movies that spend more time laying the groundwork for sequels within a franchise rather than making the film in question work well in and of itself. I don't know when The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat II: Makin' it…
Film #1 of the Letterboxd Season Challege 2015-16
Roger Ebert Week
Given the relatively scarce number of 21st century films featured on Roger Ebert's Great Movies list, I expected Lost in Translation to be, at the very least, really good. However, having just finished watching it, I can safely say that not only did it meet the lofty expectations I had for it, it managed to leave me absolutely spellbound. I loved this movie.
The beauty in this film…