His Dark Materials
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Scorsese bases this movie on two extremes, and by presenting both of them equally, he's able to create a wrestling match inside its viewers. Astonishingly, it's able to set up a successful discourse between hyper religious and secular viewpoints.
It's silly, trite, filled with meaningless characters, and also a complete joy to watch. Much like The Artist (2011), it succeeds at channeling Old Hollywood into a modern and compelling love story.
It plays out like a Virginia Woolf novel, and has some of the best performances of the year. The only problem is that it doesn't center around the most intriguing plot line out of all the characters.
The influence of this film is undeniable. Countless films, from Kill Bill to Star Wars, have borrowed and paid homage to this classic. It's worth watching just for its importance in film history.
Welles tackles a couple of Shakespeare's greatest histories, and the result is one master doing another complete justice. The movie perfectly captures the tension between responsibility and farce, which is the central theme of the plays.
This might be the most personal and visceral Star Wars episode yet.
Somewhere between Hacksaw Ridge's overblown and conceited first half, and its brutal unjustified second half there lies a good movie. Unfortunately, its attempt at a grandiose spectacle removes any sense of humanity or understanding into Desmond Doss or any of the other characters. In the end, it bares more resemblance to War Horse than any other legitimate war film.
Like all great coming-of-age films, Sing Street sucks you back to a time without cynicism. Only to remind us of the harsh realities we've all had to face along the way.
How do you make a great movie about race and love? One single brick at a time.