The early stuff with the two-man mechanical meal is on par with the machinery fun in Modern Times. It's a nice change to see Keaton work in tandem with another great physical presence. He often has rival suitors, but in this case it's a big, bumbling friend and roommate played by Joe Roberts.
If this script had remained as sharp as it was in the first 40 minutes through to the end, we might be talking about the best movie of the 50s. It’s all so clever and charming and purposeful, even when it loses a little steam and Bogart has to start playing conflicted (not his forte).
Wilder makes so many smart decisions that operate as both jokes and narrative shortcuts; one of those gems is the way Papa Larrabee enters Linus’…
Breathtaking feature. Johnson at his whodunnit-loving best.
-Lakeith Stanfield calls Daniel Craig “hoss” no fewer than 40 times.
-Jamie Lee Curtis won’t stop looking into the camera and mouthing “I was in Halloween.”
-Not a single knife.
-Michael Shannon punching Chris Evans in the mouth.
-Michael Shannon punching Dode in the mouth.
-Michael Shannon punching me in the mouth (3D screening).
-It’s actually a prequel to Brick? This didn’t really land tbh.