Did you know that Sherlock Holmes had a younger sister? That's the take-off point for this story, and it's an enjoyable one. With some twists and turns, this story ends up in a good place, with some resolution, but also some questions. In this case, the questions add to the enjoyment.
This movie plays differently in 2021 than it did when it was released. A good cop/bad cop movie that is all too real in the wake of the 2020 killings of unarmed black men. But, what happens when it's the black cop who is dirty and whose judgement is skewed by a "whatever it takes" mentality?
Seems like it should have been titled Divorce Story, but maybe the last scene suggests a possible reconciliation. Then again, maybe it was just two adults acting like adults. The acting is superb, the emotions in the movie and from the movie to the audience are palpable. Not much comedy, but some good feelings along the way. More a drama than anything else.
A film with some high intensity scenes, some psychological tension, and flashbacks that suggest one story, and a psychiatrist played by Ben Kingsley who tells another story entirely. Mysteries abound and nothing is quite what it seems. An interesting film that plays over and over again with reality and personal identity, so that in the end, the viewer is left with ambiguity about what really is real.
I'll admit my bias right up front - I love basketball. So, to see a story loosely based on the 2011 NBA lockout was interesting. To see a story with a "behind the scenes" look, actual interview snippets with NBA players, a gym in south Bronx teaching youngsters the game, all of it was enjoyable. Do you have to be a basketball nut to enjoy this story? I don't think so, but it helps.
Beautifully told, it's not a new story, but one that hearkens back to that time between times, when the silent era of motion pictures was giving way to talkies. A silent star befriends a nobody who becomes a popular actress. The silent star can't accommodate himself to talkies, but when he hits rock bottom it's his old, but younger friend who bails him out. An enjoyable movie from beginning to end.
Different from the original, this movie shines with the brilliance of the cast, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, and Robert DeNiro as the protagonist. Gregory Peck, who was in the original also appears in this remake. Scorcese does a fabulous job of reimagining the story, making it something different than the original, but with the storyline intact.
It's starts out as a story about a nice couple who move to a beautiful California home, but whose lives get entangled with a creepy guy. But, as you know, appearances can be deceiving. The twists and turns are interesting and I won't give away the plot.
"It's the nature of of all tragedies. The hero dies, but the story goes on forever." Stranger Than Fiction is a strange story with wonderful moments and stranger than life decisions. Harold Crick works for the IRS. He lives within a story written by a novelist. He once lived in chronos time, governed by the ticks of his wrist watch. Through the work of the novelist, Harold's life takes on new dimensions beyond the mundane life of an IRS auditor. In the end, Stranger Than Fiction is a celebration of human life.
Greed, lust, drugs - it almost seemed like a story that Hunter S. Thompson could have written, but maybe the greatest attribute of the movie was ambition. Ambition to make the big bucks, live the big life, and do it all while on drugs as much as humanly possible. It all comes to a screeching halt, but it was an interesting ride. A lot of nudity and profanity.
A story about a rough neighborhood in Boston and a gang of the hooligans who live there. The movie begins with a statement about Charlestown being "the bank robbery capital of America." The film is about a true story of bank robbers, one of which falls in love with the manager of one of the banks they rob. Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall give inspired performances in this adaptation of Chuck Hogan's novel, Prince of Thieves.