I can't say I loved this film. It was very thinly plotted and overly simplistic in dialogue and execution... But I mean... The director and protagonist are over 90 years old!!! So it's just incredibly impressive that he even made another film, let alone acted in it and give a decent, surprisingly energetic performance at that. The entire film has a great energy to it and has some heart warming moments despite the weak part. If you're a Clint Eastwood fan (which I am), or just an understanding person, you'll get through the weaker parts of the film and enjoy it.
This was a super meta film which is perfect to end a deep dive into Fellini with. This turned out to be an homage to everything Fellini loved. With a lot of characters and the episodic structure of Roma, jumping back and forth through time Fellini tells the story of cinema and the studio he called home, while also making a final, impactful ending statement about the rise of American culture in the world, the rise of television, and the…
I will not be throwing out any spoilers here! So I won't go into specific scenes or how specific themes were portrayed.
This film was definitely not what I expected since when I think of someone related to King Arthur going out on a journey, I expect action and swordplay... What I got was a lot more contemplative. But that turned out to be a great thing! For any gamers out there, I thought we were getting Legend of Zelda,…
Paul Schrader definitely has a type of film he prefers to write: Character study with a lonely main character, mysterious past, trauma and darkness inside their mind with an ever-present threat to explode in a burst of violence. If that's what you're looking for, you'll get plenty of that signature narrative here.
Speaking for myself, that's what I wanted. Something that is hopefully as good or at least as experimental as films like First Reformed and Mishima. This delivered. Although…