Posted by : Patrick | March 1, 2014
The most vibrant, creative, gloriously excessive film I’ve seen in a long time, possibly ever, followed by a closing shot that perfectly sums up the filmmakers’ attitude towards what we just witnessed, and our own culpability in it. Balsy stuff, indeed.
The Coen Brothers have a knack for creating worlds rich in detail, and I became immersed in the atmosphere and vibe of this movie like no other this year. I can’t say it’s heavy on story, but the film pulled me in deep, its character and tone sticking with me weeks after.
You can see my review for more in-depth thoughts on this, but suffice to say it is probably the most heartfelt, beautiful and believable movie about a man falling in love with his computer that you will ever see.
Seems like Matthew McConaughey is having a pretty good year. The guy has reestablished himself as more than just a six-pack, and this movie is a great example of why. The small-town southern river environment provides an interesting backdrop to a movie that could’ve easily devolved into cliché, but instead surprised me with its intelligence every step of the way.
Not a movie title, but instead a good description of pretty much everything else I saw this year, which unfortunately wasn’t much. Hopefully more in 2014! Here’s the list:
American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, This Is The End, Oz: The Great and Powerful, Evil Dead, Star Trek: Into Darkness, World War Z, 12 Years A Slave, Machete Kills, Thor: Dark World, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Far and away the WORST movie I saw this year.
Come back tomorrow for…oh. It’s done! Whew.
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