Francois Ozon is known for his Luminious and artfully skilled craftmanship. Angel However lacks character, heart and soul.
This movie could have so much better, but that's not to say it was bad. If you accept the fact that this was filmed as if it were made in the past and come to see of it more as a dream of her real life more than the actual reality of it (does that make sense?), then it seems a heck of a lot better.
Other reviewers have knocked the film because it is not historically accurate and I can't dispute that. But for me, James Cagney's performance makes this a film that is a must-see. True, the film is short on depicting Lon Chaney's film characters and although we do get to see Cagney in makeup as the Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera, the scenes are extremely brief. Most of the film depicts Chaney's conflict with his first wife, wonderfully played by the stunning Dorothy Malone - whew, what a knockout!- and the stormy/ intense relationship with his son.
As director/star/co-writer/producer, Beatty knows what works in a film and shows it here, taking a familiar American icon and re-creating him for a whole new era. Still set in the '30s, "Tracy" has a kind of timeless quality like all good films do. I've lost track of how many times I've watched "Tracy" and I still catch something new every time I do.
short, if you are feeling bored, and if you are looking for a movie that's got tons of action, thrills, a few laughs, and suspense, then watch Warren Beatty's 1990 marvel, Dick Tracy, it will do the trick!
End of Watch seems to be another film that uses the found-footage style, but once again it's not a successful try. However, it still gets what it wants by being a true to life buddy cop film with a ridiculous amount of intensity. End of Watch looks pretty simple as a crime thriller, but everything is actually brilliant. The crimes are grim and the action is a load of thrills. But what really makes this film so appealing is the chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaul and Michael Peña. Their bromantic moments keeps the entire film so charming. The rest of End of Watch is intense and heart wrenching.