With three feature films to his credit, Neill Blomkamp has proven to have a distinct visual style and a flare for science fiction stories that, while told in futuristic settings, draw a lot of parallels to our world and our time.
Shane has earned its status as a classic and this certainly won't be the only time I watch this film.
At this point I'm quickly becoming convinced that the McDonagh brothers can do no wrong.
Everything here is just about as on-point as it can get. The score amplifies the insane action, the shot selection and editing work hand-in-hand and for something that focuses so heavily on fighting, there is some really solid cinematography to observe as well.
I really like Blomkamp's style of filmmaking. It's visceral, engaging and meaningful, especially considering his genge preoccupations. I hope his next film has a bit more focus, so it can shine as brightly as his debut.
This is the car chase that produced countless loving imitations. It's a thrilling sequence that holds up amazingly well fifty years after it's release.
It takes on a heavy topic but the script mostly treats it with levity until the later stages, and all the while Gleeson owns the screen.
Overall, this was a riot of a bloodbath and I, like many others, hope to see more from the franchise, so long as they can keep the same sense of execution.
The American Dream is worth fighting for, but picking your battles may do wonders to move your pieces around the board faster than those who oppose you.
What you may need to fear most of all is fear, and what it can do to those you believe you know and trust.
Ayer makes masterful use of handheld camerawork, which adds to the gritty ultrarealism on display.
Spielberg and Hanks have done it again.
Everything works, from the wonderful soundtrack to the characters, situations and humor, and left me with no complaints.
This is a quiet, ruminating film that speaks to the human experience in some raw and somber ways, relying on two people to carry the load.
This was a ton of fun, and something I never felt the need to over-analyze, but instead just sit back and enjoy.