This movie should suck, but it doesn't.
"The track record for Flanagan is astounding. His output is prolific and is always appealing. Every one of his films, even those he has adapted, feel like a part of a patchwork."
We deal with many societal aspects: racism, sexism, orientation, ageism. Points are made in a rush, because they only have a minute to vote. Then boom. Gone. On to the next angle of persuasion.
The biggest challenge for this viewer is when it comes to true crime sagas, Scorese peaked with Goodfellas and he's never really come close since.
"The producers consulted the Chinese Academy of Sciences, though what questions they asked is not immediately clear. I'd like to think I know at least as much as the average college graduate about the physical sciences, but they lost me when the Earth stopped rotating. "
"Romantic comedies too often forget the second part of that description. Wong and Park put the emphasis on the comedy and leave the romance to fend for itself."
"The Perfection is one of the few films in which the trailer seems to give it all away, but it really serves to set the viewer up for something entirely different. This is primarily a pleasant surprise. "
"I saw this film on a dare from someone who saw the first 10 minutes then fast forwarded to the end. Both he and I had seen this film pushed to the top of our Netflix login, saying there was a 90+% chance we'd like this film. Not sure what the criteria is, but it's not nearly as accurate as those Amazon adbots that put items similar to what you were browsing for on every future page you visit. He wins, even if he saw only 5 minutes less than I did. "
The Silence - 2019 Director John R. LeonettiScreenplay Cary and Shane Van Dyke based on the book by Tim LebbonStarring Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Billy McClellan Just about the time when The Silence meets it's ultimate antagonist, The Reverend (McClellan). My daughter came downstairs from studying. It's her spring break, so … Continue reading The Silence (*1/2) rightly gives up in the last act
"The Warren Beatty film has received a gentle critical wind in the ensuing years, remembered more for its groundbreaking violence than for any of the many nominated performances. In retrospect, its not a bad film, but it's not a classic, either. The main thing it lacks is a cohesive story that's not real accurate with any amount of character development. "