Crime films are a fun genre, and within that genre live some of the best character pieces ever made. Writer and director John Swab clearly knows this, as his film is made up of references to lots of other films in the genre, and while two good performances save this movie, there’s not much here you won’t have seen before.Continue reading “Fantasia ’21 Review: ‘Ida Red’ makes reference to many, much better movies (but it’s fine)”
Remember when Robert Downey Jr. did smaller, more character centric movies? So do I! And he’s made a new one!
In the latest 80s television to movie adaptation Denzel Washington kills a bunch of guys. Let’s watch!
I feel like I’ve seen this movie before. Two children are missing and the desperate father will do anything to get them back.
However, Denis Villeneuve is a talented director (and Canadian!) and he’s made some pretty great films most of which tackle some pretty difficult subject matter (see: Incendies or Polytechnique).
He’s also managed to round up Hugh Jackman, Maria Bello, Terrance Howard, Viola Davis, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano and Melissa Leo, a pretty all star cast of award winners and nominees.
Do you ever read or watch science fiction? Have you ever had your mind blown at some plot twist or big reveal? Has a story ever made you think about things in this world in a new and different way?
Oblivion is a film that really wants to have this kind of impact on you but doesn’t. That’s not to say that it’s a bad movie just that while it is _good_, or rather _pretty okay_, it isn’t _great_.
I’ve been on the fence about Oblivion for a while now. If Tron: Legacy was any evidence, Joseph Kosinski is good at making films look good but not at making them actually compelling, and that’s the sort of feeling I’ve been getting from the existing two trailers.
Then they released this one:
I still don’t know if this is going to be a great movie but this trailer certainly goes a lot further in convincing me it’ll be a good one. What do you guys think?