I was so into this...until. Come on nobody's taking big weird-ass swings like this except Night, and he's absolutely got the formal power to back it up. And then the last 15 minutes are complete shit that almost ruin the whole thing. Still, just on the tech craft alone, it's his best movie since THE VILLAGE.
It’s the simple things. It always is.
By far and large Mendes’ most grounded work; but so what, sentiment doesn’t need crazy suburbia, doesn’t need a war zone, doesn’t need to be period, doesn’t need leading men in suits holding guns, doesn’t need Coca-Cola as a marketing partner.
This is just two people — two beautiful, glowing, warm, beautiful people, how I love Maya and Krasinski in this (and in real life too)… — trying to find their place. And…
We see her, and then we don't. She's there, glowing and lighting up the night, and then she's gone. The paranoia feverishly tries to fill the void, but the coked-up sense of reality forcefully crawls in before mystery can mask the pain of the outside world. With the whispering conspiracies running in the mind of stoners, a dream of watching the setting sun with your lover seems to have been whisked away to the sea, warm and breezy but soon morphing into perilous dark.
So close, yet so far away.
Magic Mike is deceptively exhilarating and ingeniously introspective, fully realizing a gleefully energized world while simultaneously illuminating the flaws of its dynamic structure. Ravishing, seductive, and stunningly gorgeous; the mood of Magic Mike contrasts with the material for its "intended" audience, maneuvering through opaque feeling rather than the organized deliriousness of stripping. Well, there's a little of that, but don't worry uptight viewers, this will enthrall anyone.
I'M STILL A MAN EVERYBODY. NO SHAME, NO SHAME AT ALL.
Alright, alright, alright.
"OK, here we go, keep your thinking cap on, Chris, we'll need to concentrate on this one."
"I'm right there with you, brain. Let's go."
"Brain, this is really easy to follow. We're so smart."
"You're right there, Chris. For a reward, I'm going to think of our favourite foods for a second. First up, pizza, then..."
"Whoa! What the hell was that!? Chris, what was that?"
"Am... I think the guy just explained what was going…
Still don't get it.
Hold on. Who dropped my rating half a star?
Because you get mad that you're too stupid to understand it when you rewatch it again. You vent your anger on this innocent film's rating.
Yeah, that sounds like me....
I'm such a twat sometimes.
Nah, I already will have some.
I finally was able to finish it. Usually with cinema, my stomach is unbreakable. Blood, gore, violence, abuse, disturbing themes; you name it and I've probably sat through it. However, Irreversible was something different from the very first frame. It wasn't being tasteful, it wasn't being gentle; Gaspar Noe just dove head first into an environment of unspeakable depravity and an eerie sense of broken humanity. He's a provocateur with a message on his side, and it's that contrast that…
The rain patters deliberately. It's trying. It's trying real hard to cool off the world, but to no avail. The endless sweat parading down the faces of the losing minds and the tired souls only enhances the fever dreams and the sights of the figures within the shadows. The greatest cinematographic achievement of all time.
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The ultimate adventure. Serials, Westerns, sci-fi, and Space Operas are all combined into an utter masterwork of world building, imagination, supreme characters, and bombastic vision.
I love everything about Star Wars. I love the opening shot, I love Darth Vader's first appearance, I love how douchey R2-D2 is, I love the locations, I love the subtle reveal of character, I love the endless display of unique species and worlds, I love the grounded story, I love Han…
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The greatest thing to ever exist. Better than sliced bread. The Bee's knees. The gold standard. Flawless. Masterful. Iconic. Taxi Driver floors me every time I watch it. Every shot is perfection, every line of dialogue is simultaneously heartbreaking and illuminating, Travis Bickle is one of the finest characters ever written and De Niro embodies him brilliantly, every note of Bernard Herrmann's score makes my heart swell; all of it soothes the soul in a very personal and profound way.…
Envisioned, prepped, cooked, garnished & served by the finest artists working at Pixar Animation Studios, Ratatouille is a delicious blend of imagination, creativity & craftsmanship that blends its fresh ingredients with meticulous care & attention to detail, is flavoured with a healthy dose of wit & a huge shot of inspiration which is then simmered to perfection under its impeccable direction, excellent screenplay & fascinating characters, followed by its garnishing with breathtaking animation, expert use of colour palettes & enchanting score, and is finally presented to…