You saw the star rating. You want to know how I could desecrate this masterpiece with the rating hanging over this review. I’ll just tell you upfront why: apathy. When rewatching The Dark Knight for the first time in years, I felt absolutely no emotion throughout the entire runtime. To put it simply, I watch movies to feel something. “The movies are like a machine that generates empathy.” as Ebert famously put it and empathy is something Christopher Nolan has…
The Master 2012
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Like his characters, Paul Thomas Anderson has been pursuing a sense of unfiltered love in his films since his career began. Entering Hollywood in the late 90s, Anderson established himself as the generation’s new hotshot male “auteur” alongside Tarantino with the success of Boogie Nights and Magnolia, two ensemble pieces that blend Robert Altman and Scorsese to create maximalist webs of personal tragedies with various characters. It’s hard not to think of Boogie Night’s young Dirk Diggler as a stand-in…
Mississippi Masala 1991
Wonderfully tender in its longing for home
TW: Mentions of sexual assault
Also while I don’t spoil anything major, don’t read if you want to go into Blonde completely unaware of anything about it.
A few months ago, I was able to get my hands on Andrew Dominik’s script for Blonde thanks to a leak on Reddit. In light of the controversy and broader discussion surrounding the project, I jumped at the chance to get the screenplay and found myself engrossed in it from start to finish.…
Zack Snyder's Justice League 2021
*Releases photo of film reel in December 2019*
Zack: Hey guys, I have a complete film all WB needs to do is release it and we’ll be golden.
*HBO Max greenlights Cut because the service needs content during Corona*
Zack: Alright, guys we just need to do a little VFX completion and we’re all set to go.
*A couple months later*
Zack: Hey guys this completed film is almost complete. I just need to do $70 million in reshoots and you can have your masterpiece cut.