Pinhole Movie Reviews

American Hustle by Thomas

It’s Oscar Fever 2014! Christian Bale plays a small time hustler forced to run a scam with a wacky FBI agent, Bradley Cooper.  (Is there such a thing as a wacky FBI agent? Seems very unlikely, even in the 70’s.)  It’s a fun and frantic gangster parody, with David O. Russel’s characteristic emphasis on people driving each other batshit crazy.  Think Flirting with Disaster meets GoodFellas. An enthusiastic Worth Checking out.


American Hustle

American Hustle by jaemskeray

Small time con man, Christian Bale, meets Amy Adams, falls in love, and they start conning together.  They unwillingly embark on the biggest con of their careers with Bradly Cooper.  This is the one that changes everything, the big score, the game changer, and, guess what… it… DOES.  I don’t want to give to much away because the movie is really pretty great.  But by the end, no one is the same.  It’s a bit of a slow burn at the beginning/middle, but the end makes up for it.  Everyone is great in this, just fantastic sympathetic acting, You really feel for Christian Bale, but I though J-Law and B-Coops had some of the best moments.  Worth watching


The Fighter by jaemskeray
August 18, 2012, 2:07 am
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This movie is about boxing.  Mark Wahlberg wants to be a better boxer, so he asks for training from his brother Christian Bale, whose biggest claim to fame is that back in his hay day, he once fought Sugar Ray Leonard and lost.  Wahlberg plays himself, and he’s good at it.  Bale plays a crack addict, which gave him an excuse to become unhealthily skinny once again, which as we all know he is really good at (If you dont know what Im talking about, see the Mechanist, he lost like 100 pounds).  Very entertaining from start to finish.  Worth Watching

The Dark Knight Rises by tincolor

Christian Bale puts on his cape and mask one last time and teams up with cat burglar Anne Hathaway in a last ditch effort to stop madman Tom Hardy from destroying Gotham City. At this point in time it feels like no one needs or wants a recommendation for this film, so, I write to a younger generation, a generation that will grow up watching this long, generally boring and one-note action flick on DVD or whatever. Christopher Nolan seems incapable of creating any sense of suspense or expectation in his films. Watching DNR is like barreling down a steep mountain road in a Lamborghini that has had its breaks cut and its accelerator taped down to the floor.  You can’t really hear anything because the sound of the engine is deafening, and so much is zipping by you so quickly that can’t focus on anything that isn’t life or death important. Still at least you’re in a Lamborghini. Watchable.

Public Enemies by tincolor
June 19, 2012, 2:42 am
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Johnny Depp and Christian Bale star in a pretty boring film about cops and robbers. Michael Mann doesn’t do anything particularly new or interesting in this fairly bland and by-the-numbers film about bank robber John Dillinger. Watchable.


Equilibrium by tincolor
March 22, 2012, 6:36 am
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Christian Bale is a cop in a world medicated not to feel. His target: those who dare to have emotions! The story is ridiculous, there is no way the world could ever come to this point. But the movie doesn’t really try to convince you that this version of reality is plausible, instead it just does its best to be a really cool, high-concept action film with a pretty harmless message that feelings are what makes us human. If you liked Blade or the Matrix or Blade Runner or anything along those lines, you’ll probably find that Equilibrium is worth checking out, otherwise it’s a run-of-the-mill watchable film.

The Fighter by Thomas
December 18, 2011, 7:15 pm
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An aging boxer must contend with his poisonous family. Christian Bale steals the show as the drug addled older brother who, “could have been a contender.” Of course now that I’m thinking about On the Waterfront, a movie that received universal acclaim and occupies #8 on AFI’s top 100 American Movies List, it’s clear that The Fighter is not very original. Certainly worth checking out though.

The Fighter

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