Yet again, Paul Thomas Anderson proves why he's the greatest director working today.
From the opening frames of LICORICE PIZZA to the end, I had a smile of my face, thinking of why I love movies. The film is pure joy from beginning to end. PTA lets go of narrative structure to create something that feels more like a free-wheeling breeze. The film jumps from beat to beat, scene to scene. Characters, most clearly Jon Peters, enter the film…
Every time I watch an Ang Lee film, I sense him getting closer and closer to being one of my favorite directors. While I find his recent, more boldly experimental works: Life of Pi, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Gemini Man to be more interesting to talk about through grounds of their technical innovation, as well as Billy Lynn being my favorite of his films, something like The Ice Storm to be excellent as well, creating something truly cinematic…
Think it's about on par with the first one. There are definitely some more eye-rolling moments in this (the opening before they get to the island specifically is annoying with how online it gets at points) and I don't think there needed to be almost an hour of buildup to the start of the murder mystery but once that mystery starts the movie gets going and doesn't really stop. The performances are pretty great around the board, especially Janelle Monae…
New York Film Festival - Film #01 - Opening Night - Q&A with Joel Coen, Frances McDormand, Denzel Washington, Harry Melling, Corey Hawkins, Moses Ingram and Bertie Carvel
Breathtaking in every sense of the word. From opening to closing frame, Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth is a beautifully made adaptation. Denzel Washington is amazing at Macbeth, with it being his best performance besides Malcolm X. McDormand is excellent as Lady Macbeth, bringing the perfect energy to match Denzel’s intensity. Other…
I get it now... Miami Vice is Michael Mann's masterpiece. Easily top five oat, could even be my favorite of all time but I'll probably have to rewatch it one more time before I can have my full consensus on it. Absolutely loved it this time around. Insane to think how a movie of this scale and style got funded, wouldn't happen today.