It’s doubtful anyone will dislike this entry, beyond the afore-mentioned lack of lighting, but it’s also no sure bet that it will be nearly revisited as the first two films. Subtract half of a point for sadly wasting John Noble.
The best thing about that first film, however, is the best thing about the second film: Millicent Simmonds.
The older he gets, the more it feels like he gave up trying long ago. If this slate of films is considered art of any kind, then I don’t know crap about film. I only know these films qualify as crap.
There is next to no thrill the viewer gets from seeing Adams huff her way through the scenes, wondering if she’s imagining things or if her life is even worth living.
Notaro especially is worth the price of admission, with her wry comedic observations wafting through the heavy air like a wisdom to which the rest of us are not privy.
See this film if you want to experience the calm after the storm.
If you can handle a story with real tension and digital countdowns, start here.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is an above average thriller (with an awful title) where women are allowed to shine without making the film look too woke for the willing suspension of disbelief.
It’s not necessarily a reinvention, but the same story in better hands.
You can skip this and just assume you will know the real killer in the first 5 minutes.
Minari is the type of film that feels more like a moment in time that can forever change the life of the person who experiences it.
I have never come across someone who has a bad thing to say about Rain Man, but if it were released today, I am sure someone could complain. Thank God it came out in 1988.
As the would be prophet, Alice, Cricket Brown is possibly the best thing about the film.
You won’t be moved to smile by The Quarry. You will be moved, though.
Will you enjoy this film? Probably as much as one enjoys the aforementioned Banana Splits, maybe more if you like Nic Cage as a brooding mute who likes kicking ass and playing pinball.
Ultimately, what works best is the chemistry of the two leads, as everyone else appears to be along for the same ride as the viewers.