This is what I imagine to be an actor's dream acting role type of film. Literally on screen for three and a half hours, given the most critical and crucial blocking direction from off screen and the whole shot is your palate to walk about and use. Sure, there is some dialogue, but what is conveyed more than anything else is body language, subtle facial cues and ritualistic routines. A day in the life of a homebody is unnerving to…
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Dave and his crew had four huge mistakes.
1) Turning the pod all the way back around so HAL could read their lips. Why did they do that? So they could occasionally look over at him? That’s way more suspicious.
2) Dave not bringing his helmet on the pod when attempting to recover Frank. Why would you not bring your secondary source of oxygen? If something happened to the ship or if HAL could somehow mess with the pod you…
Little Shop of Horrors is a magnificent musical comedy-horror-romance whose songs and story reach out like a succulent vine and inject a potent poison of pure cinema into the audience. Anytime Audrey II is on screen it is a visual effects marvel. Audrey II commands attention and the scenes where it takes up the whole frame is seriously menacing and terrifying in both a humorous and jaw-dropping way.
There is, however, one particular shot that encompasses the entire theme of…
The Batman gets 5 stars because it is a hearty, filling meal that both left me feeling wanting more and yet I also felt the length of 3 hours. That’s because I was exhausted by the end with how on the edge of the seat I was. It’s not quite The Dark Knight in my praise but it’s still very very good.
Casting is stellar throughout. My critiques are unfortunately comparing it to its perfect predecessor of the Nolan trilogy…