"ROBERT MITCHUM PLAYED THE DRUNK IN EL DORADO, DEAN MARTIN PLAYED THE DRUNK IN RIO BRAVO. BASICALLY IT WAS THE SAME PART. NOW JOHN WAYNE PLAYED THE SAME PART IN BOTH MOVIES, HE PLAYED JOHN WAYNE." ~ GET SHORTY
The movies Megan watches...when she gets around to posting about them. Sometimes it's a review. Sometimes it's a photo. Sometimes it's a quote. And sometimes she forgets. But she watches a lot...and you should watch some of these films too.
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Robert Redford is still the man. That being said, I really wanted more out of this movie. Natural disaster movies are some of my least favorite films, and this film felt like a twist on the genre. So suffice it to say that as much as I enjoyed the performance of Mr. Redford, and the skill that had to go into making this movie, I just could not enjoy it.
Why must it take Shane Carruth so long to make movies? I can’t adequately explain Upstream Color to you, or his first film Primer for that matter, but what I can tell you is that they are by far some of the most mentally engaging, unique and beautiful films that I’ve seen. Ever. This is the kind of film, and Mr. Carruth is the kind of filmmaker, that encourages artists to keep creating, to keep pushing their work, simply because their own work is so inspiring.
Another solid effort by the Coens, who are true and beautiful voices in the world of cinema. However, this movie did make me begin to wonder if the Coen’s string of Oscar nominations are being awarded because the films truly some of the best of the year, or if they’re getting applause simply because they are films by the Coen’s.
I’m not trying to diss Inside Llewyn Davis, I truly enjoyed the film and do believe that it is impeccable in all senses of the word. But when you have films like Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years A Slave, it’s hard to see how a movie about a fictional folk singer in 1961 compares.
Still, Inside Llewyn Davis gave me everything I wanted out of a good movie, and a Coen brothers movie - interesting and flawed characters, a textured world, an engaging story and because it’s a Coen film - an odd and slightly twisted sense of humor. Inside Llewyn Davis may not be my favorite Coen brothers film, but it is definitely a great film worthy of seeing.
I was alive when the AIDS epidemic first hit the US, but I was too young to remember it or realize the poor way our country handled it. In the past few years several films have helped illustrate to me what the initial epidemic was truly handled horribly, and it was terrifying. Dallas Buyers Club is a heart breaking, eye opening and wonderful look at people who were on the front lines of the epidemic.
What makes the perspective of Dallas Buyers Club so unique is the three characters it’s told through - a straight man who contracts AIDS, a transvestite who befriends him, and a doctor running an AIDS drug trial. These three characters are devastated by the outbreak and the response and how each of them handles it is absolutely beautiful.
In this film McConaughey and Leto play the roles of their careers thus far, and they absolutely disappear into Ron and Rayon. They are beautiful to watch, and I am so glad they are being recognized for their performances.