Aspiring Screenwriter. Amateur everything.
The finale is fantastic and gorgeous, but ultimately this could have been about 35 minutes long. It's a coming of age tale dressed up in an epic journey of which nothing of much importance transpires.
I fully accept that perhaps this film was not made for me, but I truly do not grasp the hype. It's a very simple story not executed particularly well, beyond Dev's performance.
At it's core, Hustlers is a female driven underdog story that asks the universal question "What is your worth and what the fuck are you going to do about it?". Make no mistake, there are about a million things that could have gone wrong in this ambitious examination of the 2008 recession through the eyes of friendship, but the incredibly confident direction and the greatest thing Jennifer Lopez has ever done create a platform where every other element can launch…
Lynne Ramsay wrote this with a ball peen hammer and edited it meticulously with a scalpel. The tortured pillaging the damned to save the innocents. Johnny Greenwood has never been better, I say this after proclaiming his work on Phantom Thread to be the most effective score I have heard in a long time.
We are a blessed people to be able to watch Ramsay, Phoenix, and Greenwood all work in perfect, frenetic harmony for the exact amount of time…
This is one of the most oppressively intimate films I've ever seen. I don't know what it is, maybe the framing of each shot, maybe it's the quiet nature of the film, maybe it's everything, but with each passing frame, I felt my body get anxious, my heart noticeably beating faster as though I was somewhere I shouldn't be.
My favorite memories with new people are learning about what lights the fire inside of them, even if I have no…