For as confident as Jarecki’s handling of it all might be, and as breezily paced as Arbitrage is, it’s just too hard to get past the inherent sense of dramatic déjà vu that permeates the production.
When Bachelorette gets things right, when it is running at full-speed barking out what’s on its mind and presenting its trio of heroines as the sympathetic complex human messes they are, the comedy soars to heights that had me sitting in the theatre holding back cheers.
“I like that the movie isn’t what people expect it to be. I like that it seems to creep up on people and that they find themselves connecting to it on an emotional level they hadn’t anticipated.”
– Katie Ann Naylon
For a Good Time, Call… disconnects in the middle of its conversation, and as amusing as what it attempts to say might be having the call be so unctuously truncated is annoying to say the least.
Gritty Lawless a Blood-Soaked Hit According to legend, Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) cannot be killed, surviving the Spanish Flu as a child while everyone else who got it wasn’t so lucky. His older brother Howard (Jason Clarke) is apparently equally indestructible, making it through some of the most horrific battles of the Great War virtually […]
While Robot & Frank doesn’t exactly go anyplace all that unexpected, how Schreier handles the material and the emotions he brought out of me certainly were.
Sleepwalk with Me made me laugh, and as far as comedies are concerned that’s one attribute worthy of celebration no matter how nightmarish the ordeal the main character is going through might prove to be.
The Apparition is a tediously uninspired ghostly mess, and in the cold light of day the wonder isn’t why it took so long for Warner Bros to put it into general release, but instead why they felt the need to do so at all.
Hit & Run is relatively well acted and shows a great deal of promise, just not enough of the latter for the former to matter near as much as it otherwise would.