“I made [A Ghost Story] so intuitively and so quickly and organically that I never had a thesis statement prepared when I went into it. I still don’t. I still watch the movie when I see it as an audience member.”
– David Lowery
“I’ve had people write parts for me. But I’ve never had anybody even think about writing a script for me. It’s pretty incredible.”
– Sam Elliott
War for the Planet of the Apes is one of the great summertime tentpole adventures in recent memory, Reeves delivering a science fiction epic almost certain to stand the test of time.
Filled with unlikable characters, most of whom are deserving of their bloody just deserts, Wish Upon is hard to sit through, and if I had a wish of my own to toss its way it likely would be the desire that it not have been made in the first place.
“I just love that Jeff made a movie like this right now. I think it’s rare that people are making stuff like this, taking such risks when making movies. After watching this and seeing that, I hope that more people will be inspired to go crazy and make weird stuff. That would be great.”
– Aubrey Plaza
James Gray’s The Lost City of Z showcases the talented filmmaker at the very top of his game. Percy Fawcett’s story has energized the director, his fascination with the explorer, as well as author David Grann’s source material, obvious in each and every frame of the film. An extraordinary achievement.
“The movie shows two very brave people who choose not to do that, taking their constituents with them on a perilous journey towards compromise. It seems to me that’s what we’re ultimately celebrating with the picture; compromise and the ability to live together.”
While there’s no reason to hate Darkness Rising, I can’t say there’s any reason to like it, either, and like a ghost in the night transitioning into the unknown by the time I finish writing this review it’s highly likely this film will have dissipated from my memory altogether.
The Journey does not claim to be historical fact, but that doesn’t make the creatively intelligent fiction it muses on any less fascinating.