Descendant of Max O. Miller, inventor of the Miller Stereoscopic Process, an early 3-D process of making and projecting pictures.
Super boring at times and mostly aimless with some pretty awful editing like quick fade to blacks that felt more in line for a tv show then it did a movie. I am however obsessed with movies that cast really famous people for super brief roles so I guess that was cool. How this won Best Picture over A Serious Man and Inglorious Basterds (a movie I don't actually care for) is beyond me but I'm realizing now the Academy capitalizes on upsets — there wouldn't be a whole lot of water cooler talk if everyone was satisfied with the winners.
Watched for class on Amazon Prime.
Really beginning to understand why action movies are so revered by audiences and this is definitely one of the best ones I've ever seen with its production value, set pieces, edge of your seat tension and of course the extraordinary cast. HOWEVER, it is fucking CRIMINAL to cast DENNIS FUCKING HOPPER and not revise the cookie cutter cartoon villain dialogue he was obviously struggling with. Would've also appreciated a bit of backstory and motivation for his character (not that every villain needs one!).
Watched at home on HBO Max.
REALLY loved the 10% of the film that Sam Raimi actually directed. The rest is a Disneyfied corpse that was beat to shit from aggressive focus-grouping. Instead of trying to find an audience for this movie, they try to make it appeal to all seven billion of us.