For a group of community college kids sitting around a table a majority of the runtime, this show is nothing short of brilliant. The variety of how its funny, the chemistry between the cast, and the overall high quality of the show is off the charts. Endless wit from beginning to end in a showing generational talents – Lightning in a bottle. It even made me like Joel McHale, and I thought that was impossible.
Good, but not great. I think it was because I expected the whodunnit this time. It definitely fell into the trap of a bigger budget. That “22 Jump Street” nailed and I can never under with these sequels. At times it felt as transparent as, well, a glass onion. But, it’s Rian Johnson, so it’s also a beautifully made film, and you almost forgive it.
If you thought Jr. was an interesting man, wait until you become acquainted with Sr. The man, the legend…
Similar to “The Fabelman’s,” Robert Downey Jr. turns the camera inward and takes us back through his fascinating origin story, which rests upon a beautiful catharsis between father and son as they both face their mortality in different ways. It shows why Jr. was so damn good in “The Judge,” as the father son conflict seems to be familiar territory for him. That conflict may have been a weight on him throughout his life, but it was a weight that forced him to strengthen in a way that made him far stronger for having learned to carry it.
RIP Sr., and hugs to Jr. A truly beautiful tribute.
Another forced look at our place i the world and how we all fit together and intertwine on the journey through life. There’s a lot under the hood in this one.
Led by powerhouse performances by Michael Keaton and Stanley Tucci, this film dives into a time in American history we too soon forget, or we’re blissfully unaware of in the first place. In this unthinkable chess match is addressed some of life’s most difficult questions, forcing us as viewers to evaluate things well beyond the boundaries of the screen. Exceptionally well done and well worth a watch!