Shit-tier comedies disguised under thin, meme humor are the lowest form of entertainment. First Free Guy, then this. I think what’s most disappointing about Weight is how lazy it is even as a Nic Cage circlejerk. The deepest cut you are gonna get is a quick reference to The Wicker Man. Whoever wrote this movie seems to only know of Cage’s work what you could learn from memes on Reddit. Sure, this film is relatively harmless, but it’s impossible to forgive what a waste of potential it is.
God bless Matt Reeves, the king of solid, relatively-unambitious blockbusters that deliver what they promise. This is not a film that seeks to redefine Batman or push him in a new direction, instead drawing inspiration from pretty much all the recent iterations (even the Arkham games) into a damn fine Batman story. There’s little attempt to capture the zeitgeist a la the Nolan films or to turn Batman into something darker a la the Snyder iteration, save for the social…
“I think maybe I’m wrong,” one of the podcasters of Framing Britney Spears recounts, “but then I hear other people think the same things.” Most of the ethically-reprehensible Framing Britney Spears plays this way. Interview subjects range from conspiracy theorists to parties who are motivated to present one side of the story only. In the former category, we have multiple interview subjects admit they have no idea what they are talking about, including Spears’ “assistant” (she doesn’t even seem to…
It’s not so much that I disagree with Dirty Harry’s politics, though I do. It’s that it’s such a cheaply-constructed vehicle for propaganda, or at least deliberately plays into some pretty harmful ideas to advance its neo-noir narrative. Once I began to read the film for what it was, a mixing pot of conservative and fascist power fantasies, the experience became increasingly excruciating.
Takes the film’s parade of straw men, constructed to ping off of Callahan, the only cop in…