Huge fan of the series, Before Sunset is my favorite. First one came out when I was in high school and had an impact on me, had no idea they ever planned to do another and was floored by the second one when it came out. I hear you on the most recent one, it was fantastic but it definitely soiled some of the romance of the first two with some harsh realities of relationships. Still just painfully brilliant though. They've mastered the ability to turn 2 hours of conversation into a can't-miss series. I hope they make these movies every 10 years as long as the actors are alive, it'll never get old to me. Linklater is the man, he's got this "untitled 12 year project" (google it) that he's working on where he's had these two kids (his daughter and another kid) and filmed them for a couple weeks every year for 12 years and the story is about them in this time so they just started principle photography on the bulk of the story. Needless to say my interest is piqued.
I think they'll make at least another Before movie. It seems like they have a great process and all really love working with each other... Plus they're cheap to make.
Hadn't heard about that other thing, sounds like it could be cool. I'll admit, even though it sounds like blasphemy to most people I hate Dazed and Confused and Scanner Darkly.
Hilarious documentary bout a middle aged eccentric 'loser' who wants to complete his short film with the help of hopeless, drug-destroyed friends & loyal family including his hilarious uncle who is pessimistic about the success yet still provides funding.
They are from Milwaukee, Wisconsin so the accents alone are entertaining but the filmmaker is just an underachiever with a passion for making his film.
It's gold- hilarious & still has heart. I highly recommend, esp if u enjoy documentaries that are 'slice of life' bout people who would generally not get much attention.
After a summer of mostly terrible and disappointing bloated CGI big budget crapfests, it was refreshing to see a smaller scale movie (only cost $900K to make) deliver. Ryan Coogler just made a name for himself with his debut and I look forward to seeing what he will accomplish with more seasoning and experience. The acting was solid all around, especially by Jordan aka Wallace. I liked how they just mostly told the story and let it play out organically without using cheesy tactics to try to pull at the audience's heartstrings. They showed the good and the bad of Oscar Grant and didn't try to paint him as an infallable saint, just as what he was- a human being who had flaws but was trying to get himself together for the people he loved. Even though you know how it will all end, the finale still packs a big emotional punch.
Coogler and Jordan will be teaming up again to do 'Creed' with Jordan playing the grandson of Rocky Balboa's one time nemesis and later best friend. Idea sounds ridiculous at first glance, but I'm willing to keep an open mind about it.
Presumed Innocent: 6/10. Interesting but saw the twist coming. Also the unnecessarily graphic Harrison Ford sex scenes were just sorta weird. I really don't need to see him sucking on some broad's nipple.
Primal Fear: 6/10. Norton and Gere were good, but again we all saw that twist coming.