Sunday, January 6, 2013
Silver Linings Playbook, Life Of Pi, and The Silence Of The Lambs Review
I'll be posting these film reviews once I see all the Oscar contenders so you should expect to see reviews of Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, Lincoln, and possibly Argo very soon :). I'll also maybe throw in a random Oscar film like The Silence Of The Lambs which will be reviewed here:
Silver Linings Playbook: It's such a strange, weird, and off the wall movie, but somehow it all works!! Both bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have fantastic chemistry together and both are superb. Jennifer (Who did not impress me in Winter's Bone) did a fantastic job here: She adds so much life and strength to her acting and completely understands and is the character. She is simply terrific. Bradley Cooper was also really great, I couldn't imagine anyone else playing him and he nails every little quirk. I also love Robert De-Niro who is incredibly funny and really entertaining in his part. My Hopes For Oscar Nominations: Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, Original Screenplay.
Life Of Pi: This was a dazzling film! I got to see it in 3D so it was all really spectacular. The story itself isn't particularly amazing, but the strength of the actor playing Pi and the Tiger (Yes, I am being serious) make it worth seeing. Try to see it in 3D if you can! My Hopes for Oscar nominations: Best Cinematography, Editing, Visual Effects.
The Silence Of The Lambs: I was debating between watching this or Dead Man Walking last night and I chose Dead Man Walking originally, but then I found out that the copy i have is a VHS video with only the directors commentary. Ugh!! So I chose the Silence Of The Lambs instead. It was a truly terrific film. Really suspenseful and brilliantly made. I thought Anthony Hopkins was really amazing and the script was great too. I also really like Jodie Foster as well, though I don't like her quite as much as others do. Perhaps that affected my opinion a little bit. I'd probably give her a 4 and a half, but I need to rewatch her focusing on her performance specifically to be sure. Perhaps if I ever do 1991 we'll see if she's my winner. However, the Buffalo Bill character disturbed me very much and it was a litte offensive, given I am a gay man myself and although I don't think the film targets homosexuals, I think it was unecessary to show the scene where he puts the skin suit and makeup on. I also think the film should have explained that Bill wasn't a transexual, mereley a self-hating man, as Demme said in interviews in regards to the controversy. Tell me your thoughts on this!
Anyway, it's an exciting and much better quality wise Oscar Season this year! Expect more reviews soon and G.G, B.C.C.A, SAG predictions, and perhaps nominee predictions this next week. See ya soon!