Delisted Free Agent
- Nov 8, 2005
Operation Odessa on Netflix. More documentary than movie but well worth watching. Interviews the players involved in trying to source a Russian Submarine for the Colombian drug cartels.
I “liked” it (as much as you can like a movie about divorce). If you’ve been through a messy divorce you can relate to it.Marriage Story is contrived, pretentious, and unrealistic. Typical Noah Baumbach shallowness masquerading as depth.
I've been through a divorce. The amiability between the characters while her god-awful lawyer was going in dry on him was one of the least believable things of the movie.I “liked” it (as much as you can like a movie about divorce). If you’ve been through a messy divorce you can relate to it.
NB is hit and miss for me. “Kicking and screaming” is a great kids movie, “While we,re young” I loved, and whilst I thought The Meyerwitz stories was a a level below I still appreciated it.
But yes, the Life Aquatic, Squid and the whale, Margot at the wedding and Greenberg ....zzzzzz.
OFOTCN is an absolute classic. If only they played it as much as Love Actually.Joker... hmmm. Hadn’t seen a Batman movie for 30 years and (perhaps stupidly) hadn’t assumed the connection. And on that level it works - as a (very dark) Batman prequel. Most of the movie comes across as a poor man’s Taxi Driver, with little nuance, until Arthur goes right off the deep end. It’s not clear what the riff-raff are upset about, other than some vague grievance against wealthy people, but the fictitious setting of Gotham City stops it from being too disturbing.
It was OK but the most interesting thing for me is that a movie like this should find widespread popularity. Might be one of those like Taxi Driver, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and A Clockwork Orange that rarely screens on FTA. No classic for mine, though.