Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 02/28/21
Shaka King brings this astounding true story to a boil, then never turns down the heat. Daniel Kaluuya gives a phenomenal performance as Fred Hampton, as does LaKeith Stanfield in the role of his undercover Judas.
This film seems to be building a small reputation as 'surprisingly good'. I don't know how much this has to do with the quality of the first six 'Wrong Turn' movies (have seen none, will see none) lowering expectations so significantly that practically anything remotely better would suffice. I appreciate that this film has good moments, I appreciate that this film has a great final shot, and I appreciate that this film has atmosphere for days, but it is just suffering. The film makes the …
When critics compare The Little Things to a 90s-era crime thriller (David Fincher's Se7en is thrown out most often), they are not wrong. The film feels like it would fit right into that era what with cops with opposing attitudes, a nutty suspect and a twisted story (and ending for that matter). But this is not the 90s anymore and The Little Things, while having a killer cast, feels more like a pale imitation and never quite grips you like you think it should.
Let's start with the good - The …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 02/14/21
If I must be honest, I only checked this one out because of the heated controversy surrounding it. I knew we were in for a dumpster fire when the first trailer dropped and Sia's unprofessional response to the controversy on her Twitter amount.
But man, watching the whole movie was so difficult that I can't fully describe it in words. Incredibly embarrassing to watch and doesn't do its subject matter justice. There are some good songs, but it's so chopped together in these music …