Ryan Gosling perfectly captures Armstrong’s inner space, his intimate lunacy, the sense that the process, that space itself is the only thing that understands him, that talks to him and is his most adoring friend.
Greengrass approach is documentary like, emphasizing balance at the expense of inner examination. It comes woefully close to over emphasizing Breivik’s viewpoint, until the last 30 minutes puts him in his place.
Hold the Dark is a difficult film to understand and watch because it attempts to explain what the rational mind can only see and understand as evil and motiveless.
The meet cute takes a little bit too long for my taste, but the final relationship is one of the great pseudo romantic comedy pairings of 2018.
Cooper has smartly bet that he can direct himself and Gaga to an Oscar rather than act his way to one.
The 2018 setting only makes its more confusing and ironically more old fashion. Without a modern point of view all the updates of setting land with a thud when the plot beats keep their 19th century stylings.
For the Trump obsessed, there is a sub theme of treating obvious lies, even those written in stone, with obvious caution and questioning. That surely will draw some ire from the fake news believers.
Assasination Nation is directed within an inch of its life. It never gives you a chance to breath or think for yourself. Half of it is brilliant and the other half is overwrought.
Next Gen wants to be a kids movie that is deep enough to talk about with their kids.