As Tarantino understood, King Kong can be read as a metaphor for the Black experience in America, of white civilization’s simultaneous fascination with, fear and exploitation of Africa and its natural and human resources. Dear Evan Hansen suggests that it can also be read simply as an allegory for what happens when a star Broadway attraction is unleashed upon the general public who can only react with revulsion and terror.
You’ve already heard (and probably made) all of the jokes…
Ambient score so reminiscent of Akira Yamaoka's work on Silent Hill. Not suggesting there is any direct influence, but there is clearly a lingua franca for inspiring horror through music, and sparse as it is here, when the music peaks through it is pure dread. Really the only unambiguous element of the entire film.
hilariously, this makes a great companion piece to Sully - a tribute to the dignity and quiet heroism of dedicating yourself to being competent at your job - as The Mule is all about how dedicating yourself to a job is bullshit and sucks complete ass.
clint has NEVER been a subtle director and even by his standards this movie is ludicrously blunt, opening with some of the clunkiest exposition of his career. fitting in its bluntness, this is also…
ADDED TO "2018 RANKED" :)
Definitely rough around the edges, just as one expects a new Clint Eastwood film to be. If one looks for them, the marks of his typically quick, low-intensity productions are readily apparent - an underdeveloped script, occasionally subpar supporting performances and at least a few politically questionable moments - but once The Mule finds its rhythm in the initially rocky first act it becomes a solidly crafted and smoothly involving experience, an old movie for new times. Eastwood…
Most of Eastwood’s films nowadays whenever he stars in them tend to have that recurring theme of “Hey, Clint’s Old, isn’t he?” However, as my buddy Mas told me, it’s really how it’s put in different contexts that can either make of break it. With Unforgiven, it works because it’s basically his send up to the genre that gave him his career. With Million Dollar Baby, it’s more of making a surrogate parental relationship with a theme of redemption and legacy. Here though? It’s just mostly two of hours of Clint being an old man and...that’s about it.
Still enjoyed it though.
The Old Man & the Truck.
Clint Eastwood's The Mule is a bit different than I was expecting it to be. The trailer released for the film seemed to showcase a work that would be grim and violent. However, the film itself is less Breaking Bad and more like a deeply bittersweet and R-rated version of David Lowery's The Old Man & the Gun, hence the alternate title at the beginning. Now, that's not a complaint at all. In fact, I think…
Mel, buddy, uh, how do I put this… this isn’t good.
The entire time, I was just thinking of better movies, like Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Richard Lewis was also pretty distracting as I kept imagining a scene in Curb where he talks about this with Larry.
There are some good gags, lines, and delivery, but not nearly enough to ignore the weaker bits. Chappelle’s little ‘Malcolm X’ moment was pretty good…
There is no way on God’s green Earth that Michele is the Mary. But when did we decide that being Rhoda was a bad thing? She had her own show for five seasons.
Also, this led me to find out that there apparently is an active dispute over who invented Post-Its.
Finally, the Time After Time sequence alone raised this a half star. Imagine being Alan Cumming and essentially having that be the only important scene you get in the movie.
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THX 04 | SvdW film reviews
Date Watched: Saturday, January. 16, 2021 | How I Watched: blu-ray on blu-ray player
‘’Welcome to Hell, Blofeld.’’
No, thank you. End of review.
But in all seriousness, this film is the worst official Sean Connery – Bond outing. I have never been much a fan of this one. It has some good moments, but the bad outweighs the good almost completely.
Diamonds Are Forever is directed by Guy Hamilton.…
"There's nothing to learn, there are no new insights" - Laurie Strode,
- Halloween Ranked: boxd.it/1IQzA
Pretty fun for an homage lacking in creativity.
This is the second highest rated Halloween film which I think is more a testament to this film being safe than it is a testament to it being really good. Don't get me wrong it's a fun watch and I've seen it many times but with each watch the normalcy and predictability really sticks out to…