my movie diary 😊
Once I thought this was a bad movie.
Later I thought it was so bad it was good.
Today, I think this is a genuinely great, well made, and thoughtful movie. I've seen it upwards of four times and had a blast every time. It's funny in just the right way and strikes a great balance with the horror.
And it may not be the "scariest" horror movie, but that stopped being the main thing I want out of a…
I think Paycheck is representative of everything I wish were different about John Woo's work in American film. I suppose I can't fault anyone for trying to mine an American Hard Boiled out of Woo, but I always wonder how different this era of his career would've been if someone had slid a solid non-action script his way. Even now in interviews Woo will express interest in directing a musical or a western. And while a western seems like an…
"If you've somehow made it to the end of this and you're not an MMA fan, I hope you take one thing away from all this. This will happen to everything you love. Nothing you like will remain untouched, and it will get further and further monetized into meaninglessness. This isn't just our problem in our idiotic blood sport. You're fucked too."
- Felix Biederman
Whether or not you're a fan of MMA I strongly believe you should watch this…
Eli, you boy.
The story, acting, directing, and score are all absolutely phenomenal. Needless to say, Daniel Day-Lewis is so damn compelling and I could watch him act for hours. The entire last scene forced me to add half a star, and it speaks volumes that Paul Dano could hold his own acting with Day-Lewis.