I Like Good Movies
This scratched every itch I needed it too. Completely forgot that even outside of its already original premise, this is filled with so many nuanced and personal weird little idiosyncrasies and the breakdown and rebuilding of the family dynamic at hand plays SO REAL. Also both Lilo and Stitch are incredible and deeply affectionate portrayals of manic ADHD. We just really don't get them made like this that much anymore. When I was 4 years old and watched this for the first time in theaters, I couldn't stop laughing but now I can't stop crying while watching it.
"Must be Texans...lowest form of white man there is."
Not perfect (really could still do without Damon's "white man's guilt" v/o) but Hill remains maybe the only mainstream filmmaker to actually embrace the complex tragedy of frontier idealism. Despite it's gorgeous presentation and Hill's typically thrilling form, this intelligently never leans into spectacle. It's all sepia-toned tragedy that is as sorrowful as it is confrontational. Not terribly surprising that of all the revisionist westerns from this period, this one bombed maybe the hardest. But it very well might be the best. This is LONG overdue for a cultural re-evaluation.
I'm not really sure how to say this without sounding like I have some sort of anti Marvel Studios agenda or that I just hate having fun but.....Thor: Ragnarok is one of the worst, most profoundly annoying superhero films I've seen.
Let's just start with the problems that I've had with the MCU, in general, that bleed over into this film. First off: this film, conceptually, has some of the biggest stakes that have ever been in an MCU film,…
"I Love You,
I Forgive You,
(^Those were also the exact words that the grief counselor told me to say when my father, whom I had a very difficult relationship with, was dying)
Goddamnit, he did it! Baumbach fucking did! He peaked here. Any filmmaker should wish that their peak could be this fucking amazing.
I expected greatness but I didn't expect catharsis on this level. The Meyerowitz Stories is Baumbach's most mature, most humane,…