When I watched Avengers: Endgame for the first time, I couldn’t help but get excited when the title screen appeared about 15 minutes into the movie. It was like my body was mental expressing “Holy crap, this is actually happening. This movie exists!” It felt insane to be living here in this time, where a movie that I was waiting for so long, a finale, existed. I say this because this feeling came to several times during Denis Villeneuve’s best…
“Are you sure it's legal?”
”Of course it’s legal.”
“I wouldn't want to be accused of taking part in a rumble.”
“I thought little girls were innocent and trusting.”
”Welcome to the 20th century!”
“There are three things I've learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.”
“I got a rock.”
Yep, still my favorite Charlie Brown short. Who wants to sing pumpkin carols with me?
There’s something so fascinating about watching a younger Fincher at the top of his game. If you've seen Zodiac or The Social Network, it's evident that he's very refined in his craft. He's clearly experienced and his style cannot be dismissed. I'm not saying this as a criticism - it's actually more of a good thing - but this is a more experimental Fincher we're seeing here, and his tricks and flairs add so much more to the experience. The…
Surprisingly effective. And I say this because I knew a good bit about how this film plays out going in. There’s a reason why Psycho remains one of the most beloved and well-known horror films to date. Intriguing, clever, and downright thrilling, Alfred Hitchcock’s most iconic film is an immortal classic that will likely haunt people forever.
From the phenomenal performances to the tightly constructed script, the film works in beautiful harmony, despite having an absolutely wild midpoint. Seriously, seeing…