Michael Mann only makes great movies, provided you only count the very best and who wants to rewatch Public Enemies or Ali, and why bother anyway when there’s Thief and Manhunter, The Insider and Heat – that right there is the rollcall; that’s better than many could ever manage. So I’m watching Heat, for the […]
Give Al Pacino a line he can yell, make sure there’s a chance for him to say ‘fuck’, and preferably just as he’s hitting his volume’s peak. But remember there needs to be a place to pause as well. A who. a ha. And then away he goes again, with RISING VOLUME as he continues […]
House of Gucci Director: Ridley Scott Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Bon Creative/Scott Free Productions / Universal Pictures I really loved House of Gucci. I was interested enough in it anyway, but the thing that totally amped me for it was this advance nonsense about Lady Gaga being the only good thing in it; about it being a load of […]
The Irishman Director: Martin Scorsese Tribeca Productions, Sikella Productions, Winkler Films / Netflix A standing ovation for the victory lap. That seems to be the decision. Scorsese’s The Irishman, a bloated, mostly boring mini-series of a movie is the final full-stop (actually it’s a meandering dot-dot-dot) on his 50-year fascination with gangster stories.
Misconduct Director: Shintaro Shimosawa Mike & Marty Productions LLC./Madman First off, I’ll admit that I did this to myself – I had heard about Misconduct’s reputation before I dived on in. But, I won’t lie to you (and I hope I never have previously) something with an 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes is as of […]