I don’t know what this says about me but when Bob Saget was done, I thought, “that’s it? That’s what people are floored by?”
I guess it was a different time.
I wanted to like this a lot more. For the first time I wasn’t annoyed by Bradley Cooper. Rooney Mara was her always adorable self. Cate Blanchett knocks it out of the park as the femme fatale. It’s too bad they weren’t given more to do with their characters.
The production design is impeccable.
It mostly comes down to the cinematography though. Digital just doesn’t work for this. The camera movement is lifeless. The framing is boring.
All that said, the runtime did breeze by considering the length.
“I was in love with a girl on LSD… everybody can relate to that.” - Mike Campbell
I don’t feel like I can give an objective review to a film about the making of maybe my favorite album of all-time. It was fun to hear Tom and the boys talk about the album. Rick Rubin gives a lot of insight on the album.
If you dig Tom or Wildflowers, you’ll love it.
If you know me, you know I love westerns — or revisionist westerns, to be more specific. Nearly as large is my love for Lakeith Stanfield. This beautiful man was placed on this earth to spread joy and happiness — and all he needs to do is simply look into a lens. Honestly, the same could be said about Zazie Beetz. I’ll watch anything either is in. When they’re in a western together, I’m not sure anything could live up…
In a true display of procrastination, I’m writing this review nearly a year after seeing the film. I had originally watched it about a week after Yeager died last December. It seemed like a fitting time to take in the film. Life has just been bananas in the meantime, and I’m just now getting to logging this.
I can’t say I enjoyed this one, although it did hold my interest throughout the three-hour affair. It just seemed a bit muted,…