Ex video store alum. RIP Xtra-Vision
Put some respect on the 3 ⭐️ movie.
If you asked me about the plot of this movie before I rewatched it I would have stared at you blankly. All I remembered about were the amazing Deakins visuals and how bum numbingly long it was in the cinema.
On rewatch this movie grew enormously in my estimation. The Deakins visuals coupled with Villeneuve’s world building give this movie a feeling of endlessness—and not in the numb-bum sense.
It has the endless quality you feel when looking at the…
Back in 2015 this was like a breath of fresh air, an oasis in the middle of never ending sequels, prequels, and superhero movies. It’s the kind of thriller that treats its viewers as adults capable of tolerating complex and morally ambiguous storytelling.
Blunt, Brolin and Benicio are an amazing cabal of chaos agents bringing the war on drugs directly to the drug lords. Blunt in particular is amazing as the idealistic FBI agent struggling to accept the moral necessity…
In the right hands MOLLY’S GAME could’ve been an amazing mashup of sports, gambling, pop culture and tabloid headlines. Instead we have to settle for Sorkin’s amateur directorial skills diluting this amazing story to something that’s just entertaining rather than genuinely great. Could you imagine what Sorkin’s script would have been like in the hands of a director who could balance humour with drama and entertainment like Scorsese or McKay?
I really like it despite all of its flaws.
I try to avoid hyperbole as much as I can, but Im 100% guilty of waxing lyrical about things that move me, or with stuff I feel is important.
It’s not an exaggeration to say The Sopranos is one of the greatest TV shows ever made—that’s just consensus. Where I run the risk of jumping from effusive to full blown atomic hyperbole, is when I say The Sopranos is one of the most important pieces of art from the last…