ENEMY is an ambitious, artful journey through the torn mind of Adam Bell (Jake Gyllenhaal), a solitary college history professor or is it the mind of Anthony an aggressive sexual predator.
“Never took quarters from a phone booth? You stole. I just got bigger balls than you.” American Hustle is an incredible film. Christian Bale has redeemed himself and been elevated to the realm of De Niro. Anyone with a come over can now be proud. This is the film Scorsese should have made. American Hustle is a mind trip into a simpler past when people were more complex and human. And the Hustle was a dance and a way of life. Watch this film and experience a renaissance back to the golden age of cinema and why it is an art form. Continue reading
Finally my 50th post and I would like thank all the incredible people who held me back in life and kept this from being the 100th movie review post. God knows how many more people would have suffered from reading more of my personal diatribes, I keep spouting off. Dreaming of actually learning to write without foolish errors or poorly scribbled concepts while I denigrate others for no other reason than they were truly great enough to actually finish a film while I sit around complaining, eating chips and salsa while criticizing their dreams.
Onward…. more popcorn, not enough butter… more red wine… press the play button already. Continue reading
THE ROAD is a beautiful sonnet to all that is precious in the world today from the eyes of tomorrow looking back after the earth and it’s people have lost everything. There will be times in life when you lose all you have worked for, there will be no saving yourself and you will die. If you are lucky, you will have something beautiful to remember as you close your eyes. I am not that lucky but happily Viggo is.
The syncopation of sublime slow camera moves through the world of the Hangover 2’s characters sliced into wild scenarios of action, clashing dialogue and constant reveals is engulfing and makes this a summer smash film to watch every summer. The pacing is perfect, the actors right on target with every nuance. It feels like you are watching their lives unfold right in front of you. A round of applause for Todd’s Philips once more taking a genre it seems like he invented and raising the bar in style and execution.
THE MASTER is a magnificent cinematic expression of humanity, our society and a stellar exhibition of talent and skill. I can objectify the film with adjectives for the purpose of this blog but I am pointing to an experience.
In order to review this film I will have to first go into a trance state and visit several of my past lives and find the one that best relates to the myriad of perspectives presented in THE MASTER.
This will only take a moment since time is irrelevant, you will feel nothing as I descend into the many personalities that I have experienced in the past and have forgotten.
I, on the other hand, will be feeling many different feelings… belief and disbelief, optimism and pessimism, hope, fear and deep depression, all from this film. Continue reading