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Beautifully crafted, emotionally resonant and simply fantastic, East of Eden has it all - it has a wonderful performance from James Dean, assured direction from great Eliza Kazan, simply stunning and incredibly touching finale, great pacing, important theme and excellent screenplay which magnificently adapts the material, the story of Cain and Abel, and modernizing it for today's audiences. It is, along with astonishing Marty, the finest movie of 1955.
Warm, fresh and well crafted, Up in the Air is one outstanding piece of filmmaking with excellent acting, superb direction, wonderfully realized themes, nicely developed characters and a totally refreshing, thankfully non-cliched ending. It is a movie that takes you on a wonderful journey filled with interesting characters and emotional moments and it is a film that has something to say, it asks thought-provoking questions about loneliness, meaning of life and different philosophies on relationships and commitment.
Gangs of New York is technically excellent and it has very good performances, but that's pretty much it. The rest is an overlong and unbearably boring movie with mediocre plot, forgettable characters, uneven storytelling, too much violence and emotionally distant approach. It is possibly Scorsese's worst movie, a film that is incredibly overrated due to the mindblowing fact that it received no less than 10 Academy Award nominations.
It has some nice character study, a couple of warm scenes, great political subtext, solid direction as well as fine performances, but that still doesn't approve this movie's existence which seems to be just for the added amount of cash. The controversial choice to split a very short book into two feature-length films remains a controversial one and the consequences of that are evident in very sluggish pacing, lack of bigger drama and an all around uneventful movie.
It has some unfortunate detours with less interesting characters in the middle, but Way Down East is a melodrama done right with strong direction, lush scenery, some hard-hitting and very emotional scenes, engaging pacing, wonderfully amiable main character magnificently portrayed by Lillian Gish, a resonant theme reminiscent to another masterpiece 'A Letter from an Unkown Woman' and a great build-up which leads to a perfectly executed, climactic, entirely satisfying and simply astounding finale. This is an unfortunately overlooked 1920s gem and probably Griffith's most underrated film.
The first season of Breaking Bad has well-written characters, great acting all around, engaging story and some very smart and meaningful dialogue, but it is also incredibly short with just seven episodes, some sequences are too brutal and disgusting, the storytelling is uneven with some detours and some episodes are too slow, especially the finale which is notorious for being the worst and most uneventful episode of all season.
It has some pretty solid episodes (Cock Magic is probably the best), but all in all, this season is the absolute worst ever in the history of South Park with overreliance on Randy/Lorde storyline, annoying lack of Cartman's true personality and an overall too much emphasis on political commentary instead of good jokes.