I Like Good Movies
It’s hard to pull off a chamber piece like this especially in film form which is what makes it so impressive that Fran Kranz (in his directorial debut no less) makes this thing flow and build so effortlessly and effectively. It’s destructive at times but ultimately so tender and sincere. It manages to find empathy and understanding in something that almost none of us could even try to fathom and does so in the most natural way possible. Ann Dowd MVP for an absolutely crushing final scene that totally cut me up.
Will still stand by “Pain & Glory” being Almodóvar magnum opus but fuck me, do I just love it when this man goes for the most absurdist and messiest telenovela melodrama possible. As usual, some of the crispest digital camerawork you can find in this day and age. It’s a twisty and thick affair but somehow never suffocating, always breezy and always tender. It’s a master still at the top of his game just taking us through his own intimate loving ode to mothers and puts them first as woman. This is catnip to me, just irresistible.
I'm not really sure how to say this without sounding like I have some sort of anti Marvel Studios agenda or that I just hate having fun but.....Thor: Ragnarok is one of the worst, most profoundly annoying superhero films I've seen.
Let's just start with the problems that I've had with the MCU, in general, that bleed over into this film. First off: this film, conceptually, has some of the biggest stakes that have ever been in an MCU film,…
Insufferable. Nepotism baby Levinson tries to be Cassavetes by using a black couple as his mouthpieces because he got his ego bruised by negative reviews for a bad movie he made. This goes around and around in circles watching boring people in a boring house argue and trivialize each other for 106 FUCKING MINUTES (arguably 30 minutes more than it ever needed to be). An obnoxious, annoying and profoundly self-conscious piece of work that is devoid of any qualities to…