Although the following critique was initially intended for Inception, it must also apply here; “Just because a movie is complicated doesn’t make it good.” Danny Boyle’s Trance does a great job of integrating varying levels of consciousness to tell a pseudo-linear story, but will leave casual viewers in the dust.
With the endless throngs of the American public pleading with Hollywood to stop with horror movie remakes and create something original and horrifying, naturally Fede Alvarez directs the remake of the cult classic, Evil Dead. However, if it’s any consolation to the public, at least this film is done well.
The world of film will never be the same. This Thursday afternoon it was announced that famed film critic Roger Ebert succumbed to cancer at the age of 70. For many, Ebert has always been the definitive film critic. Born and raised in Illinois, Ebert will be remembered most for his long-running television show “At The Movies” with his co-host and fellow journalist, Gene Siskel.
Let’s make this clear right from the start, a good portion of the people that see Shane Carruth’s sophomore film Upstream Color will not like it, but then not all film is for everyone. Trying to understand the film is like unlocking a Rubik’s Cube but, honestly, that’s half the fun.
It’s amazing how many good movies produced this year have been relegated to sub-par status, while others that shouldn’t be given a glance are given zenith status as great pieces of work, art, and other such pop-cultural sub-standard excrescences achieve more than their worth in fool’s gold. One such picture - I’m sorry - movie, that audiences will endure a release of, either glorifyingly, or harshly, is G.I. Joe: Retaliation, the new brawn packed action farce from Paramount Pictures.