Mar 142017
 

Oddly boring and ponderous movie. Yet its style—the color, the editing, the script—is all over the map. Everything but Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s performance feels one misstep shy of out of control and I don’t mean that in a good way.

Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour (2014) is the better film by orders of magnitude.

I miss the Oliver Stone of Natural Born Killers. Nothing he’s done except JFK has ever come close to its level of lucid insanity. And nothing he’s done—nothing at all—comes close to the earned confidence of its anarchic beauty.

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Mar 192014
 

Sometimes there’s the movie and there’s the movie.

Here, the movie doesn’t seem to know Seinfeld’s old joke about fit single guys with clean apartments. The movie updates that joke by adding “who LOVE Julianne Moore.”

The movie was good, but the movie was great.

M 310 Writer/Director Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars with Scarlett Johansson in Relativity Media's "Don Jon". ©2013 Relativity Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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