What was just a courtesy of response to me for a friend earlier now has an experience behind it that has added colors my world. Let it color yours, too.
As for McDormand, what else can be said about her? She is without a doubt the most courageous actress of our time.
The 7th directorial effort by George Clooney is a beautiful, boring, and predictable story that skips the exciting parts, instead focusing on dread, misery and fading hope in the light of humanity. It is the type of film designed to be called brave, but is more an exercise of muscles that are best left unflexed.
Watch this only if you need to see everything Chastain or Mbatha-Raw have done. Otherwise, avoid.
I don’t know if I could have enjoyed this film decades ago. And I feel lucky that I haven’t been forced to form an opinion until I had time and the experience to take it all in.
If they had found a way to at least make the case for the opposition seem plausible, there might be less of a Smokey and the Bandit feel to it all.
It’s a glamorization, but it is a damn good one.
It’s a remarkable story that presents the facts with no indication of a position being taken. In doing so, Forsyth allows Robinson’s work to forge its own path through our soul.
Give this one a try, if you’re desiring to feel an experience, free of routine and common gimmicks. This is my vote for more work for Frank and Taylor-Joy. And someone start digging up more stories by Walter Tevis.
How one reacts to The Lie will depend on how far along they ride with its conceit.
If that sounds like too much to cover in a movie, it’s not. The three hours fly by and justice is served.
We don’t see a plethora of shots in their entirety, but the only trick I want to see is how Strathairn can move us with so few words.
If ever there were a modern story that touched on the beautiful losers vibe of William Faulkner in the post WWII era…
If you have free time this weekend, give The Peanut Butter Falcon a shot. It’s on Amazon Prime and Hulu right now and the story, atmosphere and heart would do a viewer good on a hot summer night.
Riley and company might create a compelling version of his story a few films from now. For now it just feels like something we’re supposed to learn, which is rarely funny.
It’s one of the fruits of the labor of a great career that he’s been able to keep remaking the same film over and over. This doesn’t make the stale fruit taste any better.