Love reading you as much as ever.
The headline is misleading as this article is not about Team America: World Police.
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Oh please it seems your review is trying to show you have a higher than average standard for criticism of films than others but I find it is precisely to impress others.I find your review of The Man Who Knew Infinity, quite harsh, especially when other comments from around the world have reviewed it and have such a high regard for this film. Your suggestion that the English language he was using in the film is not the one the real person would use is shallow criticism at best.
Totally agree that this movie was less than successful. Nice to see another critic who didn't shower it with (undeserved) praise.
Oh my God, you are incredible! You're so right about this film! It's not trying to have a terrific story or complex characters, it's trying to be an adrenaline-filled, immersive, fun thrill ride and it succeeds on every level, and THAT'S why it's a GREAT movie! I love movie critics like you, people who really understand that there's more to appreciate in a film than just plots and character arcs.
I came all the way from Rotten Tomatoes to tell you that you completely misinterpreted this film.
This is a terrible, terrible review. Notable inaccuracies indicate the reviewer either wasn't paying attention.
In no way does Winstead's character resemble the "manic pixie dream girl" character type. Our reviewer apparently read a buzz phrase on the internet and thought it would make this piece sound hip. Winstead is the protagonist, for crying out loud.
In no way is Goodman's character a revival of his "Barton Fink" persona. (What movie did this reviewer watch?) It is in fact the inverse. His character in BF is a back-slapping, glad-handing everyman with a well-masked dark side. His character here is a paranoid, demanding taskmaster who visibly labors to keep his ever-present rage from manifesting at all times. One of these guys you'd like to have dinner with, the other one -- not a chance.
And finally -- yes, it *is* a spoiler to reveal to one's readers how the a turns out. By letting everyone know the ultimate nature of Goodman's character, you rob them of the considerable tension that carries the entire second act. That reveal doesn't work for this reviewer? Fine. It's petty and unprofessional to then ruin it for the readers.
The overwhelmingly positive score at RottenTomatoes indicates that audiences and critics alike are enjoying this "piece of garbage movie." This reviewer is either smarter than everyone in the room, or she doesn't know what she's talking about. I wonder which it might be.
Sorry Molly...this movie was the worst one I have seen for many years...my wife wanted to turn on her phone to play solitaire and I was bored to death.
A good, insightful review that gets at the heart of what, for me, didn't quite work about the movie but which I couldn't quite put my finger on. That it took an easy path explains a lot of gaps that ended up making the film more mainstream and less courageously indy. That said, both stars are indeed that. You feel in them a shared commitment to the material, as well as a connection between them that goes far beyond what's asked of them on the page.
"Pixels creates a world where the citizens willingly elected Paul Blart, Mall Cop as president, and yet I'm expected to root for these people in their fight against the aliens."
Hahaa! You're sensational. I put in a few similar cents at Rottentomatoes: Only morbid curiosity and a dark, pathological need to punish myself via cinema compelled me to watch "Pixels". Don't get me wrong, when I see a preview for a hot new comedy starring Adam Sandler AND Kevin James, two comedic actors about as funny as a mime at an execution, I jump out of my seat & order tickets six months in advance like the next guy. But every time yet another one gets greenlit, funded and produced my faith in humanity dies just a little bit.
Should we assume that every woman in a man-dominated field is "relying" on the "novelty" of their "gender?"
Sub question: Assuming the alternative, that some women may not be relying on the novelty of their gender, how do these women go about convincing readers like you?
Perhaps the solution is to either force women to be interested in such positions, or to have them acquire desirable skills and experience rather than rely on the "novelty" of their gender.
Props for the pitch-perfect takedown! I've watched Hou's films before and lord, are they slow-moving. It's nice to read a reviewer that isn't intimidated to say this isn't her thing.
This film blew me away. I also got a Malick feel (although I disagree with your assertion that Malick is boring. Philistine!). The cinematographer, Lubezki, did work on Tree of Life, so maybe that's where that feeling comes from. Good review.
All of which is a long way of saying, "The usual Disney crap."
I hope it comes to Kalispell...would love to see it!
I had a problem with it too.I also have problems with Pynchon's novels so I wasn't surprised.V is the only one I've read straight through.Twice as a matter of fact.Your review didn't help me much either. I guess Pynchon just isn't for me even though I envy him down to my little toe for studying with Nabokov at Cornell when I might have audited a lecture now and then.Just jealousy I suppose.
I did love The Master beyond belief.So here's a link to my review of it for you.Hope it goes through.http://moviesandfilm.blogspot.com/2013/03/… Read the comments as my friend from Bosnia wrote most of the insightful ones.
Turner has a long slow contemplative sense of time.It is that moment in history where industrialization - capitalism - is just beginning.Turner is acutely aware of this as he watches the smoke from a ship among smaller ones with sails. When we see him seeing the train, the smoke, the lovely undulations in it and a smoke ring as a touch of aesthetic humor, we see the paradox of the destruction of the landscape it will make in the future, and also the beauty if you allow yourself time to contemplate, an experience that is leaving humans very quickly.I guess this is what I like so much about your writing Molly, your determination to continue to contemplate and write from that perception.It is a lovely gift to your readers and one worth keeping for yourself.
I studied with John McCoubrey at one time. An art historian of the 20th century who was the recognized Turner specialist.You might want to find his book at the library. It is a gem.He himself was a romantic in his perception and a generous man with his mind, a perfect biographer for Turner, an often crude man.
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