Just a regulah CVS assistant manager from Kingman, Arizona.
Goddammit lady, you don’t throw oranges on an elevator!
This is a tough one to review because I really enjoyed it, but I can’t pinpoint why. Elliott Gould springs to mind, as he’s a highly charismatic lowlife. Altman’s expert direction is another possibility, and so is the gradually developing friendship between our two main characters as they gamble and scam their way to the top, only to find the view isn’t quite what they expected. But I don't know, it's really just a vibe. Definitely recommend it, though.
With more overhead tracking shots than you can shake a thumper at, story structure more lopsided than a Guild navigator’s body proportions, and a color palette that looks like someone spilled a tray of yellow and brown paints across the screen, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune brings boredom to a scale never seen before.
Watching this, I finally zeroed in on what doesn’t work for me about Villeneuve as a filmmaker: he has no sense of the arc of a scene, let…
I had seen two John Carpenter movies prior to this one: The Thing and Ghosts of Mars, and my reactions to each could not have been more different. The former was an absolute joy and the latter alternately a joke and a chore. I knew Ghosts was considered a fluke in Carpenter’s career so I still had high hopes going into Halloween, especially since it was seemingly so highly regarded by the horror community.
And wow did it live up…