O WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE: Movie Reviews of Baby Driver and Spider-Man: Homecoming by Howard CasnerPosted: July 11, 2017 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Ansel Elgort, Baby Driver, Edgar Wright, Eiza Gonzales, Jamie Foxx, Jon Favreau, Jon Hamm, Jon Watts, Laura Harrier, Marisa Tomei, Martin Starr, Michael Keaton, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Stan Lee, Tom Holland, Tyne Daly | Leave a comment »
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I can certainly see why people are so in love with Baby Driver, the new heist film from writer/director Edgar Wright. It’s about as stylish as you can get, and with a stylishness that has a bouncy feel good quality to it that gets you to sit up in your seat, tap your foot and just generally groove out.
It begins with a bank robbery and a car chase orchestrated to a song chosen by the title character (a getaway driver with pouty lips and baby face). It’s followed soon after by a one take with said character bopping down the street to another song, barely dodging people on the street, and backed by some nice gymnastics (this is important because there comes a time when suddenly he’s bumping into people right and left, signaling a sea change within the character).
Everything is calculated and carefully choreographed to be cool and hip. And it is pretty cool. In fact, the movie is not only pretty cool, it’s fully aware as to how cool it is and revels in this coolness to such an extent that it knows that the audience knows that it knows just how cool it is.
WHAT HAPPENED TO ONE THROUGH FIVE: Movie reviews of Big Hero 6 and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya by Howard CasnerPosted: November 23, 2014 | Author: Donald | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Alan Tudyk, and George Segal, Beau Bridges, Big Hero 6, Chloȅ Grace Moretz, Chris Williams, Daman Wayans, Daniel Gerson and Robert L. Baird, Don Hall, Isao Sakaguchi, James Caan, James Cromwell, James Marsden, Joe Hisaishi, Jordan Roberts, Jr., Lucy Liu, Mary Steenburgen, Maya Rudolph, Oliver Platt, Riko Sakaguchi, Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Stan Lee, Studio Ghibli, T.J. Miller, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya | Leave a comment »
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