A original and breathtaking Black Comedy created by and masterfully… MoreA original and breathtaking Black Comedy created by and masterfully directed by Inarritu and Starring the magnificent Michael Keaton in the role of his career as a washed up actor fighting for redemption for his sordid past. The supporting cast also shines due to the talents of Norton, Stone, Watts, Duncan, Ryan, Galafanakis, and Riseborough. It is filmed as almost one continuous shot and I was sucked from the opening on. A definite don't miss! 01-17-2015
It is definitely a poor man's Twister but it is well done for a low… MoreIt is definitely a poor man's Twister but it is well done for a low budget disaster film and did leave you on the edge of your seat. It was also filmed near where I live! The characters are mostly engaging and real but the real star here is the CGI Effects! 01-09-2015
The best film I have seen all year with a taut, breathtaking script… MoreThe best film I have seen all year with a taut, breathtaking script and an original take on the teacher/student dynamic. Teller is superb as a young jazz drummer student who pines to make a name for himself and then he meets Terrence Fletcher masterfully portrayed by J.K. Simmons part bully part philosopher. Director Chazelle knows how to play the script to its ultimate effect and you will leave the theatre breathless. 11-23-2014
Much better than I anticipated but films with too many characters can… MoreMuch better than I anticipated but films with too many characters can lead to poor character development with a few characters being very good and some just being wasted or useless and Levy can't overcome this deficiency. Bateman and Fey are solid in the leads and Olyphant delivers in a small supporting role and plays against type. Fonda, Stoll, Byrne, Driver ,Hahn, and Britton don't fare as well and fade into the scenery. Has many nice moments but also many wasted ones but not a bad rental. 12-27-2014.
Bennett Miller is definitely a directing force to be reckoned with.… MoreBennett Miller is definitely a directing force to be reckoned with. The film is very slow but ultimately deliberate and focused on its subject matter which is quite juicy and sordid and very true. Carell does dazzle and deserves his kudos but the real star for me was Channing Tatum. Tatum plays a lost soul looking for someone to look up too and someone to love and the crazy John E. Dupont is ready and willing to manipulate. Ruffalo is also very good as the older brother Dave Schultz whose shadow his younger brother can't shake. A definite must see of the Oscar movie going season! 12-30-2014