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Red Notice was whatever. It's a standard draft-one action movie with the exact jokes you expect Ryan Reynolds and the Rock to make. Unlike something like Bond that rewards you for paying attention and learning the characters and picking apart the plot, Red Notice begs you to look at your phone and only check in every third or fourth time they say 'art thief' or 'daddy issues'. It's pretty bad, but you could have worse things on in the background…
Completely loved this. Lovely juxtaposition of this tumultuous time in Belfast's history against the completely joyful heart of a young boy. You see riots contrasted against viewings of Star Trek or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and each feels just as impactful on shaping how Buddy sees the world. The relationship between the grandparents is a delight (I mean, who doesn't love Ciarán Hinds and Judy Dench?) and their relationship with the rest of the family is as well. Despite the…
Watching Thief really feels like filling a huge gap in my cinema knowledge. I could see bits and pieces of just about every crime film that came after it in this. Obviously there's a lot of Heat, but Drive comes to mind, The Town, and most obvious to me is how much this film influenced the Safdies. It's not an unknown movie, but after finally seeing it I can't believe it doesn't come up in conversation more often.
💀8 Decades: 1990s (5)💀
In the Mouth of Madness actually just straight up slaps. There are a couple music cues and some CGI that doesn't stand the test of time, but otherwise this movie is awesome.
Sam Neill plays an insurance investigator sent after a missing writer by the publisher. They hoped to either find his work or find him dead. What they found though was the writer, Sutter Cane, wrote a town into existence and…
It would be ridiculous to not start this review talking about Riz Ahmed. Sound of Metal is his movie. Not to take anything away from his support from Olivia Cooke or Paul Raci, but Riz takes us on this extremely emotional journey with him. He makes you feel Ruben's frustration in moments that could easily have been lost by a lesser actor. You feel his pride in his accomplishments, you feel the growing internal stillness he's able to cultivate. It's…