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Top four cycles through favorites. I have too many lists.
A comforting feel-good comedy with extreme quirks and cringe empowered by a stellar cast. Little Miss Sunshine embraces dysfunction and mediocrity, finding optimism in an otherwise trainwreck of a road trip. It all works so well. Carrell and Dano are the standouts for me here, I think their characters and performances are the easiest to sympathize with. The humor is really effective too, at every bump in the road towards the pageant. It gets a lot more ridiculous than I would’ve expected. It’s hysterical. And to top it off there are surprise appearances from both Bryan Cranston and Dean Norris—so this is Breaking Bad canon.
What a fucked up movie. The most uncomfortable blend of art and perversion. There’s some great imagery here to back this all up. The two lead performances are great and Haneke has this odd A24 quality to the style (this is my first of his though, I may be proven clueless after watching more of his work). I liked The Piano Teacher. The batshit crazy sexuality of the film appeals to me in the sense that psychopaths are just fun to watch, but Haneke pushes the envelope a few times to the point that I definitely don’t love it. All-in-all it’s a good arthouse film.
I renounce my wish to have watched this movie.
- The DCEU returns with their greatest villain yet, middle-aged men.
- If his name wasn’t listed as Pedro Pascal, everyone would be shitting on him.
- Kristen Wiig saw that she missed out on the masterpiece Cats (2019) and happily decided to play Cheetah.
- Either only cartoonish or bland writing, acting, directing, costume design, and visuals.
- Someone kidnapped Hans Zimmer, because he was nowhere to be found.
With a sprinkle of Michael Schur’s The Good Place and even a little bit of Charlie Kaufman’s Being John Malkovich—alongside a jar-full of Inside Out’s conceptual innovation and Coco’s musically and culturally profound aesthetics—we get Pete Docter’s fourth directorial entry into Pixar’s rich catalogue: Soul, starring Jamie Foxx.
Everything here, is very familiar Pixar. The writing has the same, elite level of cleverness and wit. The real-world references are on point in this film. With the premise in place there is the creative worldbuilding…