I really love watching and talking movies.
Kiki's Delivery Service is magical. But not just "flying brooms" magical. More like, "everything is so pleasant, and delightful, and true, and I just want to feel good, and try my best, and believe in making good happen wherever it possibly can and maybe it really can and maybe we can fly if we really try sometimes and oh I really believe it's worth trying to learn and grow and fly" magical.
I didn't go into this movie with the highest of expectations, and yet it still left me feeling disappointed and annoyed.
The core idea of Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is worthy of excitement — the premise is a solid bedrock for unnerving tension and moving character moments. Unfortunately, the execution of these elements ends up feeling unoriginal and, quite frankly, amateurish.
For one, key dramatic moments are totally clichéd: you got your affairs, your drug dens, and your…