The trick was to only do it twice during the entire running time, with that first diner meeting virtually fizzing with alpha-star electricity. Christopher Nolan’s tribute to 2001 and The Right Stuff (with a little added The Black Hole) presents long-distance space travel as realistically as it’s possible to with the theoretical physics currently available. From the effects of gravity to the emotional implication of time dilation, it mixes science and sentiment to great effect.
With Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Edgar Wright leaned all the way in to the things that make his directorial style so singular – excellent needle drops, a bold colour palette, whip-pans and whip-smart wit alike. Michael Cera is the put-upon protagonist, but it’s Ramona’s (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven deadly exes that set the screen alight, including Chris Evans and Brie Larson – before they were saving half the universe together. With masterful touches of magical realism and stunning shots that stick in the mind throughout, Scott Pilgrim is one of Wright’s most memorable. The goal of /r/Movies is to provide an inclusive place for discussions and news about films with major releases.
It was re-released in the United Kingdom in December 2017 with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure earning an additional $2.3 million. But as blatantly narcissistic and frustratingly erratic as Franz Rogowski’s Tomas is as the focal point of this movie’s, you kind of get it. Tomas is a force, fearless in fashion, bold on the dance floor, and quick to act. He’s the type of character who probably reminds you of someone, but feels singular nonetheless. The original “this one’s darker” sequel, and by far the strongest of the saga.
While the contemporary Covid-19 parallels are none too subtle, keeping the 1980s setting of Don DeLillo’s original novel proves an inspired choice on Baumbach’s part, one that accentuates the film’s darkly absurd comedy. By setting a rush for survival amidst big hair and materialist excess, White Noise serves up some authentic moments of human drama amid the chaos. A breakup movie that is really about the joy of female friendship and the pain of growing old, Someone Great is powered by three great performances from Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, and DeWanda Wise. Rodriguez stars as Jenny, a journalist who simultaneously lands her dream job in San Francisco and breaks up with her boyfriend of nine years.
However, theatrical box-office earnings are the primary metric for trade publications in assessing the success of a film, mostly because of the availability of the data compared to sales figures for home video and broadcast rights, but also because of historical practice. All charts are ranked by international theatrical box-office performance where possible, excluding income derived from home video, broadcasting rights, and merchandise. A lot has been said about the opening to Pete Docter’s Pixar masterpiece, and rightly so, wringing tears from the hardest of hearts with a wordless sequence set to Michael Giacchino’s lovely, Oscar-winning score that charts the ups and downs of a couple’s marriage. Yet while the majority of the film is more of a straight-ahead adventure tale (albeit one with a wacky bird and talking dogs), that doesn’t make it any less satisfying.
Ridley Scott’s comeback (after a bad run with 1492, White Squall and G.I. Jane). And, thanks to the scope of Scott’s visual ambition combined with a leap forward in CGI quality, the movie that showed the industry you could make colossal historical epics commercially viable once more. For a Western world raised on Disney movies, Spirited Away was a bracing change of pace – pure, uncut Studio Ghibli. Taking in bathhouses, spirits of Shinto folklore, and morality without clear-cut distinctions of good and evil, Hayao Miyazaki’s major crossover hit is distinctly Japanese. It’s the film that brought Studio Ghibli – and anime at large – to mainstream Western audiences, an influence increasingly felt in the likes of Moana and Frozen II.
It’s a little hard to believe that the Schindler’s List director also came up with this dino adventure movie, but what’s even more impressive is that the two films came out mere months apart. This could not be more different, but if you’re looking for a film about these prehistoric creatures, stick to the classic. There’s so much loving attention paid to the dinosaurs’ look—there isn’t a ton of CGI, with a greater reliance on practical effects—but more importantly, the human characters are just as interesting. This classic film is ostensibly about a dozen white men on a jury arguing over whether a young Puerto Rican man actually killed his father (the class and race dynamics feel unfortunately familiar, 60-plus years later).
And let’s be honest — the story of a man who uses balloons to float his house to a foreign land, accidentally picking up a young wilderness explorer scout as he does, feels perfectly Pixar. Raging Bull is one of Martin Scorsese’s most brutal movies, which is really saying something considering his track record. Don’t get me wrong — the man is a genius — but the typical Scorsese film has a ton of violence.
When the near-destitute Kim family starts working in the home of the much wealthier and incredibly classist Park family, it’s only a matter of time before something terrible happens. The tension between both families builds unrelentingly for two hours, but it’s practically impossible to predict where Parasite will go. Bong Joon-ho won a million awards for writing and directing it, and it’s one of those movies that you can’t stop thinking about for days after watching it. Based on the title, 12 Angry Men might seem like the absolute worst way to spend 96 minutes. In reality, it’s a concise, compelling courtroom drama in which a jury has to decide whether or not a man will be convicted for murder.
Director S. S. Rajamouli deploys brilliantly shot action scenes—and an exquisitely choreographed dance number—that grab viewers’ attention and refuse to let go. Whether you’re a longtime fan of Indian cinema or just looking for an action flick beyond the Hollywood norm, RRR is not to be missed. Daniel Craig reprises his role as detective Benoit Blanc in this brilliant follow-up to 2019’s phenomenal whodunnit, Knives Out. While totally accessible for newcomers, fans of the first film will also be rewarded with some deeper character development for Blanc, a role that’s shaping up to be as iconic for Craig as 007. As cleverly written and meticulously constructed as its predecessor, and featuring the kind of all-star cast—Edward Norton!
The visual effects artists behind this movie (and its several existing/future sequels) are all geniuses, and at least half of the box office money should go to them. We’re in the clubhouse turn of the awards season honoring free movie sites the best movies of 2022. So it’s worth looking back on what IndieWire’s critics survey of 165 film writers picked as the 50 best movies of 2022 back in December, before the Oscar race had fully taken shape.
You can watch it five times, and you still might not catch all of the details he crammed into every frame. Daniel Kaluuya leads an excellent cast that includes Allison Williams and LaKeith Stanfield, but the film’s secret weapon is Lil Rel Howery, whose scenes as Rod help you catch your breath amid all the tension. Cher won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Loretta, a young widow who is ready for marry Johnny (Danny Aiello), a man she’s perfectly fond of but doesn’t love — after the death of her first husband, Loretta believes that love is only a source of pain. Her plans start to fall apart when she meets Johnny’s estranged brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage), with whom she shares fiery chemistry and immediate mutual attraction. If that doesn’t convince you, there’s also a young, super handsome Nic Cage and the scene-stealing Olympia Dukakis as Loretta’s mother Rose. In the middle of that astonishing run, he took a shot at coming-of-age dramas and proved he could do those too.
Turns out, with more of the same, but also plenty of fresh pleasures. Paddington (bouncily voiced by Ben Whishaw) matches wits with washed-up actor Phoenix Buchanan (Hugh Grant, chewing scenery like fine steak), being framed for theft and getting sent to prison. Like all great sequels, it works superbly as a double bill with the original. A crew, consisting of two astronauts and a robot named HAL 9000, is sent to Jupiter to investigate a mysterious artifact. It’s technically not a horror movie, but the ending to 2001 may be the most unsettling one on this list. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is an enormously popular “Spaghetti Western,” thusly called because it is a Western made by an Italian filmmaker and was filmed in Italy.
This period piece takes the cake for its beautiful scenery and in-your-face chemistry between Macfadyen and Kiera Knightley. What looks from the outset like a typical rom-com delves deeper into the motions of mental illness, as a bipolar man tries to reconnect with his estranged wife following his release from a psychiatric ward. He meets a recently widowed woman (Jennifer Lawrence) with her own problems, who convinces him to join a dance competition with her to help him win his wife back. For all the latest movie news, reviews, lists and features, follow @PasteMovies.