When it works, in the movie’s better moments, Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo are pleasantly flirtatious with Rachel Weisz, the daffy-but-wealthy Mark, as a wine-and-die thief brother. Together, they travel in steamboats, trains, and just about every other antiquated form of transportation from the days of Preston Sturges. or when pivoting towards a double-dealing trust game. Perhaps Brody and Ruffalo should have swapped parts? , Brothers Bloom too often relies on bromide. – David Crowe
5. Brick (2005)
call Brick “Detective noir set in high school” is accurate. But it also puts it at a disadvantage. yes, Brick As outlandish as that high-concept phrase implies, it abandons and commits to its bits, even as it hisses anachronistic dialogue through the clenched teeth of its young cast.the widest stroke of Brick, could be the basis for a much more “straightforward” narrative involving drug dealing and other youthful indiscretions, but Johnson has shown a knack for casting and an ear for dialogue even early in his career. increase. He’s about 60 years away from that setting.
Brick It may have been a novel move. But instead of watching modern high school students spit out hard-boiled jargon and relying on overtly funny beats, the film has a complex set of rules and rules that allude to what these “adult” performances really are. It invites you into its own secret world, complete with details.It happens whenever parents aren’t looking. And it’s all capped off with an ending that’s as bitter and ambiguous as the genre could hope for. Is Brendan Fry, the film’s “hero”, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s best performance? Could be… – Mike Cecchini
4. Glass Onion (2022)
Few people complain glass onion, the second entry in Rian Johnson’s Benoît Blanc’s Who Danitz series, is on the way. This his-his-2022 Netflix movie loudly and proudly wrecks a famous influencer’s industrial complex, as southern dandy detective Benoît Blanc follows remote high-tech to solve another “Moore Darder.” Head to Billionaire’s Island. But the truth is, we live in delicate times, and sometimes filmmakers need to step up and declare. I feel like I’m on some crazy drug! ” Mugatsu style.
In addition to its satisfying bloodthirsty social commentary, glass onion Another well-crafted murder mystery.Like knife out Before that, the real crime at its heart glass onion It is not revealed until the second act of the film. By that point, viewers had already been embraced by the world thanks to the competent performances of his cast of all-stars, including Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, and the wonderful Janelle Monae. Not to mention the timely appearance of Edward Norton as his Miles Bron, a dim-witted tech buddy. And of course, it wouldn’t work without Daniel Craig embodying the increasingly iconic rubber shoe Benoît Blanc. – Alec Bojarado
3. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
This is the movie that shattered the Star Wars fandom, or at least revealed its dark side and offered a bright new path to the light.After J.J. force awakens (2015), a cozy and very familiar retread of the franchise’s biggest hit, Johnson sidesteps the formula in favor of the larger, more nuanced palette the Skywalker saga can pull from. The movie surprised fans.