It’s a mature film about a mature subject, but makes sure to keep you smiling and lifts you up when you need it to.
It’s cute, funny, well-animated and has some deeper themes than I expected going in.
What an awesome surprise this turned out to be. This feels so out of place in 2018, but in the very best way possible.
No matter how old he gets, or how many films he makes, Martin Scorsese treats everything he does with the utmost love and care.
There are days as a parent you find yourself muttering “Sometimes I just want to…” and this film is here to finish your sentence.
There are a lot of laughs here, and you will be fighting back tears numerous times (those may even be losing battles, so be ready).
It is an epic, triumphant tale about the importance of storytelling, memory and culture.
It’s funny, sweet, sad and real, with some great performances from its cast, including a very good turn from Holly Hunter.
The raw truth that this film is digging at speaks to the idea of romanticizing romance itself.
If you somehow found yourself with the power to travel back in time to any point in your own life to try and perfect it, would you?
It’s a triumphant piece of art, from the writing to the direction to the brilliant acting and amazing sound design. But as good as it is, I don’t think I can ever sit through it again.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a movie with a ton of heart that perfectly mocked our dependence on the superhero genre, while getting me to practically erupt with laughter on several occasions.
We believe in both Brendan and Tommy, from the emotional pain behind each punch thrown to the physical sting when they land.
It’s stunning, at times, and quite the achievement. But it’s Spielberg, and at this point that’s a baseline expectation.