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|Place Beyond The Pines: What Happens When Directors Have Their Heads So Far Up Their Own Arses-|
-That They Mistake Their Own Pretentious Bullshit For Depth and
I appreciate what Cianfrance was trying to do, and by all means, it is a more than
adequate piece of contemporary cinema with visual flourishes abound and more
nuance than you can poke a stick at. Yet, visual prowess aside, the screenwriting was
by all intents of purposes, the cinematic equivalent of a tiny piece of butter (like
those little packets you find at breakfast buffets) spread over a good sized pizza
|2||Queens of the Stone Age|
Just one more anti-climax. Please, Mr Cianfrance! I never expected the last one, or
the one after that, or the two following that. Just one more!
Oh, another film that puts thematic emphasis on the corruption of law enforcement.
What's that you say? Cops can be criminals too? Holy insight, batman!
Did BOTH teenagers really have to talk like they have Cerebral Palsy? Really?
Look, Hollywood, this has gone on long enough. You can't keep doing this to yourselves.
Just face facts: Eva Mendez can't fucking act. She's hot, yes, but she can't act. End of
|Why couldn't he just shoot the fucking cop? Really, it seems like a predictable avenue but to be honest, it would have been so much more powerful than the flat, empty conclusion I left with. Look at The Departed - predictable? Indeed. But did that observation outweigh the satisfaction and shock of seeing characters die that we had come to know throughout the course of the film? Good god, no! Moral of the story? Quantity does not equal quantity. |
|I loved this movie|
|Not seen it.|
|Seriously? What did you find so great about it?|
|The music, the acting (apart from Eva), the story... just liked it even though it was slightly too long|
|Calling someone you don't know pretentious is pretty pretentious|
|movie was amazing|
|he was gonna shoot him and then he apologized... how is that a bad anticlimax??|
|Movie was alright. Beginning was amazing, middle was good and the last third was pure shit|
|The third act was unintentionally hilarious|