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The Long Dumb Road was a short nice suprise. Nathan has just enough idealism and naivete to let a guy like Richard tag along. Someone older would've sniffed out the baggage Richard has right away, steering clear of him in the process. That doesn't negate the fact that though Richard is indeed a manchild, he still has some wisdom as well as some positive attributes, even if his flaws weigh him down. Together they make a pair that is worth following in this coming of age/buddy/road trip movie.
Characters in 90s movies are often extremely quirky for no reason. Walking and Talking has these characters to a certain extent, but they all are grounded enough that none of them seem too detached from reality. Though the script meanders at some points and also flirts with being overly sentimental, its depictions of the ups and downs of the relationships of the characters are interesting and real.
I enjoyed Amelia and Bill's short-lived romance. Rarely do the worlds of these types of…
The American mystic used to be so powerful that those immigrating here were led to believe the streets were paved with gold. When they got here though, they saw there was no gold on the streets. In fact, the streets weren't paved at all. Moreover, they were gonna be the ones paving them. There would be jobs for those who came though.
The father in Minari is not satisfied with just a job, however. He's tired of "working to live",…
It's one small step backwards for American cinema, one giant leap backwards for the American male psyche.
Movies like this can work. "Goodfellas" depicted violence with adeptness. "Taken" generated enough empathy for the characters to make the plot somewhat rational. At the very beginning of "Nobody", I was actually intrigued with how Hutch handled the break-in as well as how the two police officers diverged in their reactions to his decision. It seemed like the movie was going to attempt…