All of my reviews are invitations to comment. I want to have conversations about these movies.
Starting off the back half of 2022 with fight flick.
The boxing scenes themselves are the highlight of this film. They are surprisingly sophisticated for their time. The characters are pretty one note and cartoonish, though the leading man and lady are entertaining enough with their antagonistic flirtation. As far as the story goes, it is impressively engaging for such an elemental concept of an amateur making it big. I wouldn't call the movie realistic (despite being based on a true story), but I did get the sense while watching it that the writer was a fan of, or at least understood, boxing.
Top 100 Directors Challenge
#24: Sergei Eisenstein
I love how the Bolsheviks are depicted as an incredible united front, excepting Trotsky who gets done pretty dirty in this propaganda.
At one point a peacock is filmed more menacingly and terrifyingly than any cinematic dinosaur could ever be.
Some dreams seem safe in the moment but upon waking reflection feel like nightmares. This may not be the best allegory for viewing Picnic At Hanging Rock but it's the best I can conjure. This movie is chilling in the oddest ways. To be clear, I love this movie. I looooove this movie.
Weir takes us through a hypnotic account of an unsolved mystery from the turn of the 20th century in Australia. Chronicling the disappearance of several young women…