Scorcese revisits his greatest works with this tour-de-force about… MoreScorcese revisits his greatest works with this tour-de-force about rampant personal selfishness unchecked, and perhaps its where Marty is at his best: recording our love of ourselves completely, including the big empty behind the twinkly eyes. There's not a dull moment in here, not a one, its like attending the toga party at Animal House. On steroids.
And three words regarding the Oscar for Best Actor: Leo was robbed.
More like a film school project than a real release, you'll spend the… MoreMore like a film school project than a real release, you'll spend the first hour considering what film each sequence was stolen from, and the action is fast-paced with that as the driving motif, but don't be fooled. Ultimately it has nowhere new to go and arrives at the same old same old too slowly for your liking. Unfortunately as well, there are no stand out personalities to carry us over the paucity of ideas.
one of willis' best roles...does anybody else think that? it was the… Moreone of willis' best roles...does anybody else think that? it was the first movie where i finally gathered that it's not just that people go to a movie theater that makes a film hot, but rather how many go back...and pay, baby, real money, pay...to see that shit again, that's what makes a blockbuster. and this was one hoot, ya sure, you betcha...m.night hasn't beat this one yet
London, it turns out, is not quite big enough for two… MoreLondon, it turns out, is not quite big enough for two turn-of-the-century magicians whose friendship becomes rivalry that only seems to grow worst every year, finally consuming them. While heavy hitters Jackman and Bale are the centers of attention here its quite remarkable how many scenes Michael Caine manages to steal from them both with hardly a ruckus. David Bowie takes his part seriously as well. Not a bore by any stretch of the imagination. The twist, the reveal, is kinda cheap though, weak.
The problem with Australia (and all of the West for that matter) is… MoreThe problem with Australia (and all of the West for that matter) is the media portrayal of those places as foreign or exotic or someplace simply different from other Western countries (which they are obviously) when in fact nowadays the similarities outweigh the differences by far, and surprisingly so. Herein a collection of short films about Australian life and perspective, quietly intelligent, that underscore that point exactly.
Yes, Down Under, drive on the other side of the road, whatever, but the humanity, the day to day, the life, the living, very much similar ... and too the longing for someplace foreign, or exotic, or someplace simply different: very much similar.
Jonathan Auf Der's 3 hours slice-o-life gives that perspective, insight, and warmly so, but you'll need to be prepared for that 3 hour sitdown, that's for sure.