I've logged almost every Curious George film, so I'm practically a certified cinephile right?
Those opening 17 minutes of Heaven Knows What are some of the most hard to watch moments of any film I've watched and it’s all thanks to the very real and powerful performances by Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, and Buddy Duress paired with the excellent direction of the Safdie Brothers.
While the rest of the the film never reaches that same visually visceral feeling of being hard-to-watch, the Safdie Brothers never cease to create a cinematic experience that is…
The Woman in the Window is strange. Amy Adams gives one of the most Oscar-baity performances that I've seen in quite some time (this is to be distinguished from an Oscar-worthy performance for this certainly isn't that), but it's fine by me because everyone else is so over-the-top that it began to balance itself out (no spoilers, but I think the person playing the villan mistakenly submitted their Joker audition tape for their role).
I don't know what else I…
The Devil Wears Prada is perhaps the only film that I've seen that is equally as charming and endearing as it is stress-inducing.
However despite the tension within each scene, all thanks to Meryl Streep's excellent performance, nothing activated my fight or flight responses the same way hearing U2's raspy voices grate eardrums did.