Left me a bit cold. Spider-man retrofitted in the MCU, as a young high school kid. Good enough to fight half of the Avengers, but apparently not to take on an arms dealer. The whole Tony Stark thing feels out of place in what is essentially a high school film. There are some good moments in this (the whole meeting daddy part works very well), but the action feels underwhelming.
Pretty sure Guardians of the Galaxy is the most refreshing part of the MCU. The fact that it isn't closely tied to the Avengers storyline is its strong point. Instead of having to serve the bigger storyline, it can just stand on its own, filled with craziness. Sure, there is a bit of pandering to the audience going on, but the result is two hours of entertainment.
An Eastern European 3+ hour film featuring people around a dinner table discussing morality and religion. I would love to have been in the room when the idea was first pitched.
There is something strange about this film. The complete lack of action is a feature, yet I could not stop watching. I lost the thread of the conversation a few times, but kept getting sucked back in. Everything is filmed in long, static shots (the director making sure the…
I must have seen this film a year or two after it released, when it aired on public television. I liked it then, and once in a while it popped into my head again, that film with the German family on the run. Figuring it was one of those non-US films that gets a year or two before it disappears I never made a serious effort finding out the title because chances of finding it anywhere were very small. When…