American Hustle is a very entertaining film, if only for the work of that remarkable cast. They sublimely elevate this comedic (perhaps not always accurate) interpretation of real life events beyond all expectations. Without the charms of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, director David O.
His action sequences are faster than a speeding bullet. His use of incredible CGI more powerful than a locomotive. He is able to break box-office records in a single bound (that one I'm just speculating on).
Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master is a fascinatingly intellectual film. But, not an emotional one. It washes over you like a tidal wave, knocking, flipping you upside down. Its visual beauty is unquestionable and the performances are brilliant but, his characters hold the audience at arms length.
I am a member of a group of people that make up a far greater portion of the population than you'd think: People who are frothing with anticipation for a new film from Paul Thomas Anderson. Any film by Paul Thomas Anderson. This week, we rejoiced.
Sunshine Cleaning aspires to explore several meaningful ideas and themes: coming to grips with aging, failed ambitions, childhood trauma, the grieving process, the effects of being brought up in a single parent home, and the aftermath of violent deaths.