When it comes to Sandler and his Netflix films, most of them are awful and only try to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Films like Ridiculous 6 and Hubie Halloween immediately come to mind. But Sandler keeps cranking them out because for some reason people keep watching them! And then Sandler stars in an actual thoughtful story like this and gives an amazing performance.. and nobody watches it!! We need to give these kind of Sandler performances more attention…
How did Damien Chazelle make something like jazz band so enthralling but going to space boring? Chazelle knocked it out of the park for me with his first two movies but didn’t quite hit the mark on his third, similar to Tarantino and Jackie Brown or Nolan and Insomnia. First Man is by no means a bad movie and it both sounds and looks incredible. It was just a bit of a snooze fest.
This was not an easy film to rate. It made me feel super uncomfortable and I hated a lot of things that happened to the characters, but I guess that was the point? If you like downer movies then this is the one for you, but if you prefer your movies with a bit of optimism then stay clear! My biggest critique is that they could have put in more effort laying the groundwork for the twist that comes near…
Did I watch the same movie as everyone else? Luca could best be summed up as FINE. But this is Pixar we’re talking about! The same studio that brought up the near perfect Toy Story trilogy (and the unnecessary but decent fourth movie), the beautiful and gorgeous love story of two robots in WALL-E, and one of the best superhero movies of all time before superhero movies were even popular with The Incredibles. Luca should not be classified anywhere near…
What a pleasant surprise this was! Quite possibly my favourite Disney live action remake. Probably my main critique is that it’s far too long. There’s no reason this should’ve been over two hours. Also, Mark Strong was criminally underused. Other than that, a very fun prequel!
Cruella. Emma Thompson’s Baroness is the only other character that comes close but this is completely Emma Stone’s movie.
The montage of Cruella upstaging the Baroness was great!
Here’s a shocker for all of you: Scorsese and DeNiro made a good movie together 😱 and not just a good movie but a great movie! After seeing this I definitely get where The Joker got its inspiration from.
The restaurant scene. Surprisingly relatable. I mean, who among us hasn’t fantasized about a better life from time to time?
Rupert Pupkin: Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for…