Arlington Road is a very decent paranoia thriller, the first hour is really good, slow paced, but it builds well. It's really well acted, Jeff Bridges is exactly the kind of everyman to get caught up in this kind of 70's style conspiracy thriller and Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack make for a very good milquetoast white picket fence couple clearly hiding something. It did a great job capturing the fears of domestic terror incidents in the 90's, something prescient…
Last and First Men 2020
Great news! I’ve just watched an Icelandic art film, shot in 16mm 1:66:1 black and white, based off an obscure 1930 science fiction novel, that’s mostly ambient shots of dilapidated brutalist architecture from 2 billion years in the future. I’m officially a film bro, suck my ass marvel fans!
I definitely vibed along with this. Tilda Swinton narrates humanity’s speculative evolution across the next 2 billion years in the form of a transmission sent back to the present day in…
Rocky II 1979
Rocky II might be the most meta movie in existence, because the actual story of the film is literally about Stallone being forced to make Rocky II. That sadly leaves it kind of forgotten in the pantheon of the series and that's a shame since this is such an absolutely worthy sequel to the first.
Firstly it once again feels like a real street level character drama, Rocky, much like Stallone got famous overnight, and so it's about the ramifications…
Solo: A Star Wars Story 2018
Solo is the slick, entertaining and exceedingly charming lollipop Lucasfilm is giving fans after big mean The Last Jedi tore off the nostalgia band aid off Star Wars fans.
The very concept of a Solo film for me was deathly uninteresting, it felt like Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan where pandering to a fanboy wish-list from 1992 without any real finger on the pulse of what would work today. The would be later compounded when Phil Lord and Chris Miller,…