Pinhole Movie Reviews

Arrival by jaemskeray
February 26, 2017, 5:14 am
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Lets see, how do I do this again?  … In Arrival, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner are tasked with communicating with a visiting advanced race of extra terrestrial beings.  The movie stays simple and on point, not tasking itself with any more than exploring this idea.  Cuts of the main character’s daughter meeting animals and insects permeates the film, drawing to mind a reference I once heard made about how what we would call an alien abduction is similar to a fish getting caught and then thrown back, albeit from the fish’s perspective.  The special effects are artsy; its not a big explosiony, blockbustery, dumb down the script for mass appeal, sci-fi movie.  Theres a major M. Night Shamalamadingdong twist at the end thats pretty cool, and, not to brag or nothing but I figured it out way before the others I was watching with, ergo I smarter.  I’d say its worth checking out.



Bird by Thomas
July 9, 2014, 4:01 pm
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Forest Whitaker is incredible as saxophonist and bebop pioneer Charlie Parker.  Clint Eastwood directed the movie in a broad, impressionist way, weaving the story together through dream sequences, drunk blackouts, and, you know, music.  The New York scenes in particular seem to capture the frantic energy of jazz from this period.  The last half of the movie, which runs for almost three hours, revolves around Parker’s drug addiction.  I guess much of his life revolved around that too…but it does get a bit boring.  Still, it’s Worth checking out.



Vantage Point by tincolor

Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Sigourney Weaver and William Hurt all make appearances in this Rashamon-esque thriller about an attempt on the US President’s life. Whitaker gives the most God awful performance that it’s almost worth watching his scenes just to see what bad acting looks like. The rest of the characters basically phone in all their performances except for Dennis Quaid, who apparently had a very bad case of constipation during the 2 days it must have taken to shoot this turd of a movie. Unwatchable.

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