I absolutely adored this film. Now one of my favs of all time.
So funny and so sad. Heart warming and heart breaking. A wonderfully perfect balance.
Taika is a genius.
This has some funny bits as you'd expect but there are some far too serious bits too which left me a little at a loss as to how to react... The subject matter of self harm, bulimia and abortion are strange additions to this type of film.
Having said that I laughed a few times and so that's the main thing I guess...
What a lovely heartwarming film this is. Nicholas Cage isn't the best (lets be honest) but in this film as Joe, he really plays the character perfectly. Taking young Gary under his wing, asking no questions - he becomes the role model and rock that Gary needs.
There's definitely a split between death and life as at the start you see Joe's team killing trees and at the end, Gary takes on a new role looking after new sapling trees.…
Love Hitchcock and this is one of my faves.
The relationship between the two main characters Philip and Brandon is slightly homoerotic as well as sociopathic as they carry out the perfect murder. Or is it.
The long scenes and tension that builds once the party is in full swing is pretty brilliant. Especially as poor ex friend David is holding (so to speak) all their party nibbles and candles whilst cold in the bookcase. The best tension is when…
Wes Anderson's films are a marvel to look at. He uses the same style of framing and vibrant popping colours in most of his films. Not to mention the irresistibly limb shaking soundtracks, but it all works. His films make me happy.
Fantastic Mr Fox is beautiful. Having watched the extras it's phenomenal to think about how long this film must have taken to make.
This film might not have worked if some z-list, no name celebs had tried to nail it. The fact there are acting heavyweights mean that for every lull or moment you'd ordinarily want to hurry up, you know it's building to something worth seeing.
Now I can appreciate a script is a script so it should work no matter what, but Sarandon, Neill and Blunt elevate the B-movie feel it has to something with more credibility.
It has some nice twists that you don't see coming.
Shame sums up this film in every respect.
The shame Brandon feels when he feeds his addiction and when his sister sees it first hand.
The shame and pity we feel for Brandon trying to get through life with a condition not many people understand/are sympathetic towards.
Love Fassbender and on first glance, it seems to be a dream come true *perve* however quite quickly it becomes apparent we're taking a peek into a dark world.
Very well acted - by all of the cast. Bravo.