Life long film fan just recently started writing reviews.
Favorites of 2021 below
DUNE IT TO DEATH
Immense. This new vision of Frank Herbert's world lives and breathes on the big screen. It feels like the Villeneuve chose the IMAX format solely for the sandworm money shot that towers above both characters and audience; and it is justified.
As an adaptation, I really liked it. Being a recent fan of the book I think it would satisfy most readers. The cast is carefully curated and they all do fantastic jobs. It says a…
HALLOWEEN KILLS COMPILATION 2021 (CRAZY KILLS! OVERPOWERED.)
Director David Gordon Green strains under the legacy of the undisputed classic set up forty years ago as he tries his ass off to re-contextualize Michael for the modern world. I don’t think is necessarily a bad thing but it is clumsy. It’s just a shame because it seems like he wants to live up to the lore of the original film while trying to be a sequel to his excellent 2018 reboot. …
Young genius Stanley Kubrick directed this film at 28 years old, and you would think a veteran of the film industry handled it instead. Not just technically proficient and beautiful, but crafts a lean story about a heist while being obsessed with the details. Clean but not sterilized, focused on the grittiness of the no-nonsense men involved. Of course there’s the neurotic George played by Cook Jr. and his emotionally cruel wife. Sherry didn’t even have it going on like…
The 4K looks great. There’s something to be said about Zack Snyder’s art direction and vision. It’s such an abundance of CGI but I think it all looks great. No, it doesn’t look “real”, but it’s clearly his vision and everything he wanted to put into the movie.
There’s no way we can Joss Whedon as anything but arrogant for changing this the way he did.
I could watch this several times a year despite being one of the most effective horror movies of all time. It’s a bit of a comfort film.
John Carpenter’s most technically impressive film (he used that big Universal Studios budget well). His worldview is that underneath horrific circumstances we will turn on each other first. He’s like, not a prophet or anything it’s just the way the world works. Real good COVID watch too, “we should prepare our own meals.…
A boy sits down for dinner and tells his aunt and uncle about his hopes and dreams. How he wants to become a star pilot. His uncle dismisses these ideas and tells the boy that he’s needed far too much on the farm. “Next year, next year”, his uncle says, but that’s what he said last year.
So the sullen boy walks outside his home where they all live together on a desolate wasteland of a planet. He looks across…