way too long and stupid (even by the standards of something like this) but gets the light pass that even bad movies from this era get now for being shot (and seen) on film and made with front-to-back cool, tactile design/FX work. the worst knock against it is that it's easy to watch it and see how it was turned into a decade's worth of television but the best parts sorta have the vibe of if spielberg/lucas were to try…
American Hustle 2013
has some exceptional costuming/wigs (that suit its low-rent con-artist milieu), steadicam tracking maneuvers, sideboob, etc. and o. russell has always had a good feel for creating an environment actors clearly have fun in... but to truly understand how embarrassing this shallow, dress-up scorsese crime drama knockoff about the blurred lines between the REAL and the BULLSHIT was a decade ago (with lines like "who's the master, the painter or the forger?" and some of the most abysmal dueling-character VOs of…
The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014
is it possible to frame an entire feature film and hang it on your wall? have we discovered how to do this? asking for a friend.
Wonder Woman 1984 2020
when they said wonder woman 1984 i thought they meant like neon colors and synths but they meant all the horrifying, reagan era geopolitics and middle eastern stereotypes. doesn't help that it also looks like shit and has no sense of character or pace, it can't even successfully recreate the clean action or lead chemistry that the first film had let alone attach them to some sort of story, the whole thing just bizarrely lumbers to its 5 minutes of…