October 22nd, 2012, 12:54 PM #161
Originally Posted by jerseydevil
PT Anderson is the closest we'll ever see to another Kubrick. Hell, Lars von Trier is closer to Kubrick than QT, and I LOVE QT.
October 22nd, 2012, 12:56 PM #162
Lastly, Chris Nolan is every bit the hack that QT is, except QT's movies don't pretend to be "smart" genre films.
October 22nd, 2012, 01:19 PM #163
I thought he was terrific in Ray. Right up there with Wanda.
Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti
October 22nd, 2012, 03:37 PM #164
October 22nd, 2012, 11:07 PM #165
I got no horse in this race...
Originally Posted by Kubrick
but what makes Chris Nolan a "hack"? I mean other than The Dark Knight Rises.
October 23rd, 2012, 09:09 AM #166
October 23rd, 2012, 12:42 PM #167
I've got no major problem with Following or the wholly gimmicky Memento but Insomnia couldn't hold a candle to the original even with three very good performances from Hillary Swank, Pacino and Robin Williams.
Originally Posted by Dr. Naysay
Nolan's average direction turned a taught, brooding Swedish thriller into a trudging exercise in thumb-twidling as the audience waits and waits and waits for some sort of meaningful payoff that eventually arrives but never satisfies.
Inception was so much style when all it really needed was more substance. It was a Michael Bay picture with prettier costumes and better haircuts. Totally forgettable to its core.
As for the Batman flicks, they certainly were good for comic book movies but when you compare them to all films outside of that tiny sci-fi sub-genre, you realize just how average they truly are. Remove Heath Ledger's masterful performance as the Joker and you're left a long-winded film noir version of the Iron Man franchise.
So maybe hack is a bit harsh. I think he's just average, always.
October 23rd, 2012, 01:02 PM #168
October 23rd, 2012, 01:56 PM #169
My head just exploded but I'm gonna resist. I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, I can do it...
October 23rd, 2012, 01:59 PM #170
I actually thought Leo should have won it that year for The Aviator but Ray Charles had just died and every awards show (music and film) became about him.
Originally Posted by santiclaws