First off, I have to go ahead and get it out of the way - I'm from Mount Airy, North Carolina - the same town that Andy Griffith grew up in and the The Andy Griffith Show was based on. As a result, I've spent more time than most cracking on the show and avoiding it like the plague. Who would have guessed that one day, things would come full circle and I would yet again realize that my contrarianism…
Walkabout is one of the most intriguing, bewildering, and visually striking films that I have seen in quite some time. It's almost like a proto-Planet Earth with some existentialism added in for good measure. It's really a shame that Roeg kind of lost his mojo after the Seventies - the short-lived run that he had was remarkable and it's why we're still talking about him today. Another blind and kickass Criterion purchase!
Jim Carrey: "Well... we could fire them and I could do an impression. I'm a really good impressionist and I could do a pretty good imitation of both of them, I think."
Milos Forman: "No. I don't want to stop it. I just wanted to talk to Jim."
Me: "You are both fucking insane and this is what art is all about."
Do you guys remember how all of those teenage girls went crazy over Robert Pattinson during the Twilight years? Well that's how I feel about him after seeing Good Time. This is my favorite film of the year (so far) and it's gonna be tough to beat. Consider me an official Safdie whore.
In Good Time, main character Connie (played to perfection by Pattinson) is a self-absorbed con-man who uses those around him for his own personal gain. This includes…