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Isaac B (au) wrote: Although enjoyable at times, American Splendor felt like two different movies, jammed into one. The first movie would be about a depressed, lonely, and average nobody deciding to spice up his life and repetitive job by writing a comic about normal people as opposed to superheroes. This shows how he slowly reaches stardom and how even so he remains an unlikable guy. This would also deal with most of the romance between Harvey and Joyce. The second film would focus on a newly famous comic-book writer who must face the darkness of cancer. How he decides to cope with this almost certainly fatal disease is by writing a comic-book about his chemotherapy process. Both of these movies, I'm sure would have been exceptional successes however put together into one film made this feature drag on with a very slow pacing leaving me slightly bored halfway through the film when one plot started to shift into the next. Also, as amazing as it was to have the real Harvey Pekar narrating and featuring in the film, it is sad to say that his voice is simply not engaging or enthusiastic making for a slow and disinteresting narration. A small scene at the end of the film featuring Pekar with a much softer and exciting narrating voice would have served this film much better. I don't want to say don't see this film because it seems my thoughts are in the minority based on the other reviews. What I will say is watch this one when you are not tired or nearing bedtime.
Adam R (es) wrote: (First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties)
Garrett C (ag) wrote: Generally more intelligent and interesting than the films its compared to, but still a trifle in the astonishing Weir catalog.
Eric M (mx) wrote: "Tora! Tora! Tora!" is really a far better movie than it has the right to be. The film slacks on character development and personal narratives, instead focusing on narrating the events surrounding the date which will live in infamy. Thankfully, the events themselves are so fascinating, and the way they are filmed done so magnificently well, that the lack of dynamic characterization doesn't hurt the film too terribly much. Interestingly, though, the choice to split the directorship of the film yields both weaknesses and strengths. First, the weakness: the American crew is far less adept at adapting its pre-battle material, using average cinematography and a script that flies all over the place, giving us the big picture but failing to deliver on compelling characters. The Japanese crew, on the other hand, does a phenomenal job, and with a much tighter focus on the Japanese planning, the character of Yamamoto (So Yamamura is perfect for this role) takes on an intriguing air of nobility and mystery that sustains interest through a first act that slips dangerously close to pure, uninteresting exposition. The Japanese scenes are filmed with unique, clearly defined and well structured shots, and the pre-attack flight is unsettling: the sympathetic portrayal of the Japanese lends some narrative depth, provoking the ominous sense that we are witnessing a great but naive generation seal their fates as they join with the rising sun. The final act, concentrating on the battle itself, is stunningly filmed, with aerial combat sequences rivaling "Battle of Britain" in their intensity and construction. Once again, the case is made well for practical effects. Though certainly flawed, "Tora Tora Tora" still proves a far better portrayal of events than Michael Bay's jilted and uneven "Pearl Harbor". Though we miss any sense of personal melodrama and narrative in this 1970 telling, it isn't hard to grasp that no such narrative is definitely an improvement over Bay's overriding of the central historical event.
Frdric I (br) wrote: Mme si le scnario est organis pour que Marilyn Monroe pousse de temps en temps la chansonnette (j'adore!), Otto preminger ( Laura, Autopsie d'un meurtre) arrive nous raconter une histoire de cowboy vengeur, athlte du radeau, qui se tient. A revoir.
Darren H (us) wrote: Thelma Ritter may have won the Oscar for her supporting role in this anti-Communist feature - or is it anti anti-Communist? - but it's Richard Widmark who steals the film with the line of century: "Are you waving the flag at me?" An ultimate slap in the face to conformity and false patriotism.
Jesse O (fr) wrote: Yesterday was a terrible day for me, so I put off this review for a while to gather my bearings. I digress, so moving on. Now the only 90s intellectual high school comedy that I've left to watch is Rushmore. Perhaps intellectual is a wrong description for this film, it definitely very smart indeed. But I think intellectual implies that it might go over people's heads. And I don't wanna say the story is 'simple', because it's not, but this movie has a great way of telling its story. Great in the sense that it's easy to get into and it's easy to invest. This isn't exactly what I would call broad comedy, but I think it would still be enjoyed by people who don't even appreciate this kind of film. That's how well-written it is. Of course, it also helps when you have Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick as your leads. Both are perfectly cast here and they play off of each other very well. Granted, the film keeps their stories separate for the most but they, obviously, intersect. At first, McAllister pressures Paul to join the race as a hollow way of given the 'voters' some options as Tracy was running unopposed. But, as the film and election campaign progresses, and his life falling apart, McAllister starts to play a more active role in actively trying to make sure that Tracy does not win the election because of how annoying she is. And Reese Witherspoon plays the role to perfection, but she's not entirely unlikable as I believe her motivations are believable. First of all, her mother has put this enormous pressure on her to succeed in life, which can't be easy at that age, and her desire to be president is mostly due to the fact that she thinks it would bring her friends. It, obviously, didn't go that way as Tracy's personality can certainly come on a little strong sometimes. But, as mentioned, Reese plays this to perfection. Matthew is excellent as well as this mild-mannered, likable, and good teacher who, for one reason or another, finds himself obsessed with this election even as his life goes down the tubes due to an affair. There's narration from all characters involved and McAllister's was easily the best because what he said typically never matched up with what was actually going on in the film. He'll be telling a story about his affair with Linda got started and the complications that brought and he'll end it with 'You could say my life was going really well'. His cheery optimism even in the face of being forced to live in a way too expensive, yet small, apartment, a shitty job as a museum guide, being forced to move away from his city because of the scandal at the school, and losing his wife is something to behold. It's certainly funny. And, of course, the satire on the nature of politics and elections is not lost on me. It's certainly a very smart film and one with more on its mind than meets the eye. But I digress, this is a very good movie and it's certainly underrated among 90s comedies. I'd definitely recommend it if you have Netflix. And even if you don't. It's worth watching.