I’m patient. I can wait to see a film six weeks or sixteen years after its release. I enjoy the reviews of fellow bloggers and try to remember their opinions about directors and actors and films. When I finally get around to watching them, most movie buffs have already seen them. The upside to that is, I take you all to the movies with me. I have thought: Ruth would love this period film. Would Bill cringe here? Jordan and Lloyd‘s enthusiasm is catching–must be an Aussie thing. Stu and Tom‘s reviews consistently match what I think about a film. Abbi is queen of dark comedies. Humphrey Bogart makes me think of Keith. Mark loves DeNiro and Paul goes for Pfeiffer. Eric‘s tastes embrace the classics, and Pete‘s genre are foreign films. If only he wrote more! The point is, whether it’s a genre, an actor, or a film, I don’t watch movies alone.
Here’s what I thought of these:
Whiplash. (2x) Passionate acting. Great music. Great ending. Do the best-of-the-bests flourish from sadomasochistic relationships?
10 Cloverfield Lane. John Goodman’s best role in ages. Realistic premise of a paranoid citizen. Hitchcockian suspense. Terrible final act.
Carol. Great Costumes and Set Designs. Tepid plot. Pretty boring. I bet the book is better.
American Sniper.(2x) My respect abounds for Cooper for his dedication to the role. Enjoyed the special features. A fine character study by Eastwood. What gives with the horrible fake baby?
Boogie Nights. The epic story of the lowliest industry in Hollywood. I find porn revolting, so it was hard for me to care about the story line even though I recognize the entire cast was amazing. The music helped the film a lot. Did you think this was better than American Hustle?