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directed by Andrew Dominik, of Chopper and Assassination of Jesse James... fame.
I don't really know why though
It does look pretty good although the trailer seemed to give away most of the plot so i'm trying to clear it from my mind before I see the film
For some reason I always get Richard Jenkins confused with Clark Gregg. I don't know why as they're actually not similar at all
REALLY looking forward to The Master. looks...fucking WOW
Love is going to be the best film this year
mainly because it's a film I can probably convince one of my philistine friends to see with me.
I dunno what its angle is though. Bit like Lawless, is it just a good gangster drama?
I just know it has Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini in it, and it's not The Mexican.
Smashed: M.E Winstead and Ron Swanson
The Words: Mostly for Olivia Wilde but I do quite like Bradley Cooper and kind of hope he can get away from the Hangover a bit
Passion: Love De Palma and this looks more like his Dressed to Kill/Body Double type stuff which should be great
should be a laugh though
It was very good. Great piece of genre cinema, with some topical recession politics thrown in. Brad Pitt is fairly similar to his Jesse James role, imperious and oddly sage. Mendehlson reminded me of his chilling turn in Snowtown, he seems to give these really unhinged/unpredictable performances. All the cast were good really.
Violence actually wasn't that bad (except for one beating), Dominik seems just as interested in the quieter moments as the set pieces. There is a lot of talky scenes, but thankfully the script is witty as hell. One of the best final lines I can remember.
There was a chance the footage of the presidential election and all the soundbites would sledgehammer the political message, but Dominik manages to keep the media bits actually related to the story.
I thought the soundbites did sledgehammer the political message which was crystal clear very early on. I thought the script aimed for Tarantino style banter but failed. It felt extremely long which is not a good sign for a 1 and 3/4 film.
Was really looking forward to it and after all the positive reviews I thought I'd at least come out thinking it was alright. I went with four other people. Only one of them thought it was ok, the rest hated it.
Didn't even realise who directed it till afterwards. I really liked Chopper and the Assassination of Jesse James etc...
Really surprised by the lack of negative reviews. Brad Pitt was decent but I'd really struggle to think of something I enjoyed about the film.
Sorry to disagree with you again, Malick - after the whole Tree of Life thing. But I'm sure there will be future films on which we agree.
"the script aimed for Tarantino style banter"-nah, it just seems that way because most people sadly think Tarantino invented that style of dialogue (rather than ripping off '70s crime cinema like, well, The Friends of Eddie Coyle which George V Higgins also wrote).
I think saying Tarantino rips people off is the film equivalent of saying arsenal always try to walk it in.
wonderful, though obviously unintentional
so they weren't just empty sidenotes. I guess the recession/greed theme was pretty overt but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.
On the Tarantino thing- not really a massive fan of his and haven't watched any of his films in ages, but I remember the dialogue/banter being fairly inconsequential, almost written for its own sake. Whereas there is some genuine pathos in these sad petty criminals getting involved in doomed shenanigans.
the most misogynistic movies i've ever seen.
I would say the latter.
you'd argue the former isn't possible in something fictional?
If you were to defend it, you'd say that the filmmakers are taking aim at the casual misogyny of the characters and mocking them....but I'm not really sure that works when there is no female presence in the film. Except from a prostitute, who they abuse.
So, basically, I feel a bit uneasy about that side of the film.
but other than that I found little to get excited over.
but there just wasn't much to enjoy about it.