I love movies, but I have more blind spots than a Mack truck without its mirrors. Trying to slowly but surely correct this!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This was entertaining, though man does it suffer in comparison to Ex Machina. That’s in part because the actors are simply overdoing it in most scenes - someone really needed to pull Mark Webber in and get him to fix whatever it is he thought he was going for. But Ex Machina is also just a really sensational movie, and comparing it to most things is a little unfair.
All that said, I think while I did enjoy some of…
What does it mean to be a woman? I have no idea, and frankly it’s kind of ridiculous to think I’m going to get an answer from Robert Altman in the 1970s. And yet, 3 Women exists, and I think it’s Altman’s attempt at answering the question. The titular three women, namely Millie, Willie, and Pinky (who is actually a Mildred herself as well) all seem to link to a part of what I think Altman was trying to say…
This to me is a master work because it feels so realistic - both of the main characters here have so much life and history to them that I almost feel like it’s OK that we don’t really get much of a portrait of their marriage despite the title. I say almost because it does feel to me at times that the strings are being pulled a little too hard for Adam Driver’s Charlie - we are told how Scarlett…
Letterboxd 5th Annual Season Challenge
Week 20: February 2-8
Alternate Oscars Week
My first thought while watching this was that this was 1984 meets incompetence - what happens when the state has the control of Big Brother but also a human element that leads to mistakes, a surplus of bureaucracy, and general idiocy? We see from nearly the beginning that this is a world where mistakes are made, as a man by the name of Buttle is picked up by…