Inside Out teaches us that there is beauty in sadness as well as joy. Some of the greatest experiences of our lives may be remembered with both joy and sadness.
For most of About Elly, the audience and characters are waiting for a body to wash ashore or for that body to walk back into frame, alive and well.
Inside Out works because of the universality of the maturing process, Pixar’s great visual inventiveness coupled with the mystery inherent in how our minds work, and because of two outstanding vocal performances...
The film is, indeed, the typical genius-artist biopic about a person whose abusive past and personal demons fuel their creative outputs, but it is also something more, because it is the rare genius-artist biopic with a happy ending.
Maybe Aloha would have been better as a song. Then, it’s “story”—and I use that term loosely—could have been suggested instead of necessarily explicated.
Being tough and tender is a necessity in the world of the Jurassic as much as it is in ours.
Spy works brilliantly, because the cast is great. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious, especially when she adopts different personas to conceal her identity throughout her mission. As funny as McCarthy is, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, and Peter Serafinowicz each almost manages to steal the film.
Tocando La Luz features characters whose worlds consist principally of sound and movement. They detect some shifts in light, but the film asks its audience to constantly imagine blindness as we watch these women make their way in the world. If you give yourself over to it, the film is quite exhilarating.
What they say deals mostly with their thoughts on the impermanence of place and the politics of the artistic representation of the body. You’ll likely be as interested in this film as you are in those subjects.
What you see in Fury Road has been done before. It’s just been a while since we’ve seen it.