Seeing as Letterboxd hates TV shows, my favourites are:
1. The Wire
2. Breaking Bad
3. Better Call Saul
4. True Detective (S1)
Well shot and very well directed, love all the performances and the way Flanagan deals with the themes of grief, death and religion, but good the screenplay drags this down.
I don't mind the slow burn at all, considering better call Saul is one of my favourite TV shows of all time, but after the 99th cheesy, meaningless monolgue it left me hating everything. It feels like Flanagan has never actually interacted with another human being, because the way these characters talk is laughable. Doesn't get anymore pretentious than this.
Definitely better than I remember. With the musical score by Michael Giacchino and Michael Keaton as The Vulture being highlights.
However, I'm still not a massive fan of the humour and Jon Watts' direction here. I remember hearing that he intended to make this like an homage to John Hughes movies but it just seems to lack the charisma and style to be able to reach those heights.
Extra points for the end credits scene and Donald Glover.
'According to reports, Heath Ledger nearly broke co-star Jake Gyllenhaal's nose while filming a kissing scene'
If that doesn't sum up the passion and intensity of the two central performances, then I don't know what does. This film is actually perfect. There is literally nothing wrong with anything in this film. It's just a simple yet effective and beautiful love story about acceptance and inner peace. Michelle Williams as Alma was an aspect of this that really wasn't expecting to…