- Vancouver, British Columbia - Sometimes I get frustrated at trailers for movies. Go ahead and really watch them with some critical questions in mind. Like “what can I surmise about the plot from this? Are there any scenes which seem like they reveal major plot points? Does it try to sell watching the film, or compressing and summarizing the film?” You might be surprised at the results. I’ve found that trailers can ruin a film, spoil too much, or even completely fail at establishing the tone of the film (like Jack, the 1996 Robin Williams film, being advertised as a wacky comedy, when it was really a depressing mire).
Film Reviews and Commentary
Entries in Melissa Leo (3)
- Vancouver, British Columbia - Flight represents the coming together of two giants in the film business, Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis, both possessing legendary film resumes. In preparing for this review through taking another glance at Washington's filmography, I came away a little surprised by how many of his films I've actually seen. Few other actors have carried the same appeal throughout their career like Washington has, and when one considers the projects that Zemeckis has helmed, it is little surprise that this film has been carrying with it a considerable amount of buzz.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - I had been intending for some time to watch The Fighter, but only got around to it yesterday. I'm not usually a huge fan of boxing films, let alone sports films in general, but The Fighter was generating significant awards season buzz, so I finally caved and checked it out. It was one of the rare occasions where I went to see a movie without knowing much about it at all other than that it was about a boxer trying to make the big time. After having viewed the film, I must say that this is a gross oversimplification of what is in fact a great story told on the silverscreen.