I like films.
What do you want from me?
My top 4 are just 4 great films selected at random, or because their posters look good together.
The last time I saw this (many years ago), it was really working for me in a way that it wasn't really this time.
Feels thematically and structurally a bit like a test run for Mulholland Drive, which on reflection is definitely the stronger film.
Balthazar Getty looks like young Charlie Sheen and I don't like it.
I think the Trent Reznor curated industrial soundtrack is a misstep. Feels like Lynch trying to prove to the youth of the time…
Is there anything more obnoxious than watching a method actor work?
Yep. Watching a comedian who thinks he's a method actor work.
I love Andy Kaufman. And Jim Carrey has had his fair share of funny movies. But Kaufman and Carrey are not one and the same, no matter how much rehearsed psychobabble Carrey spews out for the camera.
Carrey comes off as a self-absorbed, pretentious asshole who doesn't know when to give it a rest. Kaufman never gave off…
Not quite my tempo...
Not far off though.
I think I may have just built Whiplash up too much in my head. I've been waiting for this for about a year now, and as someone with an affinity for jazz drums and an admiration for the acting talents of Teller and Simmons, I was pretty hyped.
I did feel that JK Simmons' character, although impeccably acted, was a little too heightened. I liken it to Anthony Hopkins in The Silence…