Most viewers who see this don't realize what they are watching. In fact the viewers who have watched this documentary can consider themselves to be in the decimal dust of concerned individuals. Its no coincidence that Ukraine is in the news today. The players here have not gone anywhere. If you have the time to dig deeper do so. You won't regret it. May I recommend the website kyivpost.com......
To paraphrase W.C. Fields, 'The definition of manners is when someone who knows how to play the tuba, doesn't' . In this case intellectualizing the deaths of Jesuits in Argentina is so bad its not even wrong. Oops, I played the tuba.
The last time I saw Anya Taylor-Joy was in Thoroughbreds, a much underrated film. Ok , I admit I was transfixed by Anya Taylor-Joy's eyes in Emma as much as the battle eyes of Alita Battle Angel. Back to reality. Before I go on let me say nobody could ever accuse me of having read a Jane Austin novel before seeing this film. Thankfully that prevents me from going all Lit Department in this review, and by the way I hate doilies. Even so it was pure pleasure being sucked into the nuances of holding hands, the dynamics of social dancing, and watching caricatures erupt one after another from their places in this script. The intricate dialog in Emma, at times, resembles an obstacle course for the gifted. But, dumping energy into following things pays off handsomely . I haven't seen a cinematic takedown the likes of Emma screwing the pooch during the hilltop picnic scene since Ethan Hawk hit Sally Hawkins in Maudie.
I'm startled. I had a good time watching this film.
The Bickersons in search of the word "RUN !".
Which is the more cowardly act ?
A. Running from an avalanche.
B. Doing nothing when an avalanche is coming at you.
Who didn't say the word "RUN !"? Whose place is it to save the family? How about the kids themselves? Lets fight about it. Yeah , they got this wrong.
Ever since Ozark (Netflix) I have considered Julia Garner to be one of a handful actresses that will get me to the movies just to see them perform. In The Assistant I am unmoored. I have no idea what goes on in the film industry except for what I see from the outside. So when you don't know what to think you take a leap and believe what you see on the screen. Together Kitty Green and Julia Garner in The Assistant decisively outclass the movie Bombshell. Thats what happens when you have raw talent. And you know what ? I'm good with this review.
Just read some of the negative professional reviews. Boy what a bunch of snobs. This film is a delightful little gem especially for the connoisseur who likes tasty surprises at unexpected moments. Lighten up.
I did not know that Quentin Tarantino spoke Korean. My favorite scene is the sister sitting on the exploding toilet during the flood. Why in the hell did the father stab the husband? Yeah yeah I know. Moving on , pretty good stuff. More please. By the way sub titles don't mean anything, witness Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Noomi Rapace version).
For the connoisseur of vomit, the acid fragrances, mucoid puddles, pieces of corn, and remnants of social spaghetti give this rendering full body . Well within the context of the franchise, disgusting, disturbing, and informative, Batman goes deep. Ladies and gentlemen, members of the academy, Joaquin Phoenix.
Lollywood meets Springsteen. I don't go out of my way to see musicals (too much skipping and dancing, too many cherubic smiles). Liked Pitch Perfect ( not really a musical ), Les Miserables (2012), and this one, it worked, go figure.
I have a question. Do you think skinheads dream at night ?
You know what I hate, movies that should be good but are dumbed down for a larger box office share. You know what I like, movies that are good because they take chances with talent and have a story to tell. Wild Rose the movie may never be famous unless it hits the big retail screens. Jessie Buckley just hit the big screen in this movie. See this movie as an end in itself , you won't be disappointed. Did you ever see The Commitments ? You should. Just saying .....