Movies Posts Tagged as 'Director's Touch'
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Period of Adjustment (1962)
The utters of Fonda and Hutton chanted high. Tony Franciosa kept the octaves low and his charisma forward. John McGiver sets and Mabel Albertson resists becoming the in-law stereotype. They glorified it. Lois Nettleton steals it because she could.
Marriage is deemed a terror, everyone screams their heads off until a surprise gift changes it. It has a loud message but you can still hear it.
Unfortunately, George Roy Hill's absurdity didn't allow Tennessee to be tragic. It's what the writer did best. 03-Jan-2019
Santa Claus (1959)
The mind sizzles with filmic ideas but it rejects the flipping from good to evil. It's a concoction for idle thinkers. 26-Dec-2018
Cuaron's acute respect for the latino community grants the actors a flow of naturalness. He stills the camera and holds us down but the punches are seldom. His scrupulousness doesn't allow the story to move forward, to be appreciated or ingested. Black and white is an art trick that binds it to a timeless blur. 20-Dec-2018
The porn stars are depicted as twelve year olds forever playing. An AIDS crisis bulldozes the industry to maturity but a scapegoat keeps the party going. 13-Dec-2018
Batman: Bad Blood (2016)
The bats extend their wings, the birds prey and the story unfolds without the harness live film cuckolds. They are free to explore the complexities of their being. 02-Nov-2018
An American Rhapsody (2001)
A child established with world displacement by parental and governmental abandon. The accents are tuneless, Goldwyn can take a beating, Kinski bears mother regret and Johansson freshens teenage rebellion. A deeper study could have generated considerable empathy and provoked an argument instead of halting lightly. 25-Oct-2018
Small pot, lightly simmered, stirred with some creative ideas. The scares come from our thoughts. 03-Oct-2018
Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic (2013)
His upbringing decided what he would become but his art established how we remember him. He admitted his shortcomings, paid a penance and allowed us to think past the laughter. 28-Sep-2018
The act is porny, the conversations are ear splitting but the elevator has a wicked sense of humor. 27-Sep-2018
Big Chill, The (1983)
Abundant talent and beauty of superior beings conveying and pondering mid-life. The music is its only source of action because the talk is its core and rhythm. The resolution that sleeping with old friends is the cure for almost every ailment is irrational. 24-Sep-2018
The boily stuff comes close to dampening it but the monster mash and George rescue it. 16-Sep-2018
Killing Ground (2016)
All Kool-Aid, no punch. 05-Sep-2018
Before I Fall (2017)
I got it and I agree. 05-Sep-2018
Everything, Everything (2017)
The comfort it establishes assures us of a thoughtful investment. Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson provide a bright light for their star, always convincing us dreams are necessary and that kindness is inherent. Anika Noni Rose lends the adult voice a striking parental interpretation.
The script keeps it level even when our feet are off the ground.
The Little Prince analysis saddened me. 15-Aug-2018
The family is that much creepier because we recognize them. 13-Aug-2018