World War Z (2013) | i was incredibly dubious about this one (delays, went way over budget, etc), but guess what?—it’s pretty damn good! i’m so ready for the zombie apocalypse.
Robot & Frank (2012) | a bit simplistic, but overall, it’s quite a lovely story.
We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013) | a fascinating tale of computer geeks that plays out like a spy thriller that also takes on the larger issue of online civil disobedience.
in week 3 of 5 of the feature i’m working on and it continues to change.
the only truly good installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films is The Dark Knight. TDKR was meh, but what’s truly awful is Batman Begins. the weak link in Batman Begins and Man of Steel is David S. Goyer.
Man of Steel (2013) | i’d been thoroughly wooed by the trailers and thought the casting was impeccable (that Henry Cavill *swoon*), but sadly, this Superman reboot is super boring. and for such a visual effects spectacle (or dysentery, really), they couldn’t get Diane Lane a better wig?
Oblivion (2013) | file this one under “meh sci-fi”—that said, the production design and the bts use of HD projection screens is pretty fucking awesome.
Gimme the Loot (2012) | a solid feature directorial debut that was fun to watch.
Before Midnight (2013) | with each film, these characters and the quality of filmmaking have matured gracefully and complexly. my favorite part of the previous film, Before Sunset, was toward the end when the characters really let themselves go and get real with each other—Before Midnight is all that and more.
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) | didn’t enjoy this as much as the first film (it was hard to tell where the story was going), but i totally understand the Benedict Cumberbatch love now—dude is the best part about this film.
The Great Gatsby (2013) | really wanted to like this, but Baz Luhrmann completely missed the point of adapting Gatsby for the screen…had no idea he could actually destroy the Great American Novel in the record time of 2 hr 22 min.
Iron Man 3 (2013) | what the fuck was even happening in this movie?
THIS. so hard right now. but such is the nature of production. just gotta roll with the punches.
happy May Day.
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