Filmmaker, comedy nerd, Scorsese simp and enjoyer of most things 90s
Stylistically, its possibly Sidney Lumet's greatest work. Absolutely love the look and color palette, its what always struck me the most. The rest is good, but some stuff is a little too on the nose, especially certain scenes on the personal life of Serpico. Overall though, Al Pacino is just too good at playing weirdos who are inherently good getting fucked over and over by corrupt systems. Watch this and ...And Justice for All for a great double bill on that theme!
I guess this one technically is more cohesive than the first one, as it leans more on the cartoon aspect and shaves off the sardonic edge the predecessor boosted. And on one hand, there is a charm to that, but also, i really liked the edge! Plus, it eventually just gets a bit repetitive and tiresome, and a lot of it is a rethread of the first one anyway. At the end of the day, its a passable kids movie…
This is a 1940s screwball comedy. Thats the first thing you have to know about it. The alliteration, the wordplay, the over the top comedy, its all here. The Coens have always flirted with the genre, and here they finally did it in full blazing glory, by way of the modern romantic comedy. I think thats why this movie is misunderstood, cause people assume this is just another 2000s rom com, when its actually, pretty much a parody of one.…
Nerve-wrecking, heartbreaking and even terrifying at times, this amazing character study somehow still manages to be wholesome on some moments. Its without a doubt, one of the best movies of last year. It doesn't soften up the issues or give easy answers - its a gritty portrayal of a man dealing with the loss of his lifestyle, and learning to not only live with the situation he has no control with, as well as the choices he makes. Riz Ahmed…