3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
When I was a kid I used to watch all the Olympic Sports on television, some networks seemed to glorify and capitalize on the disaster that was lurking around the corner for athletes that faced dangerous feats-failure was as much a draw for the public as success.
We aren't too far from our Gladiator past and still have a sick fascination for those sporting men and women who have suffered life-changing injuries or death from their sporting passion.
This incredible documentary touches upon the responsibilty of not only franchises like Nike who endorse these athletes , but insurance fiascos and families - the roles they play when it all goes south.
It follows the life… Read more
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This puzzling offering by film -maker Paul Thomas Anderson, comes across as an obscure character study of human nature. Its very prescriptive tone and narrative take the viewer on an indepth examination of our two protagonists Lancaster Dodd ( Hoffman) and Freddie Quell, ( Phoenix).
Their relationship is complex and strange but hovers on the symbiotic with overtones of the subversive and devisive.
The most compelling elements of this long film are its cinematography (Malaimare) and score, (Jonny Greenwood)- as they take the viewer on a hypnotic journey, filling in the gaps with atmosphere and motifs which help to simultaneously dissect and piece the story together.
The… Read more
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Tom Cruise is everywhere, isn't he? He's the unstoppable Hollywood success story with the now two famous actress ex-wives and the poster boy for Scientology, now in a Science Fiction film offering.
I'll admit he's got my vote as Ethan Hunt and the Impossible series and he was surprisingly fabulous as Stacee Jaxx in Rock of Ages.
The problem with Mr Cruise is well, he's over-exposed and he's often just, 'Mr Cruise', in almost everything he appears in; Oblivion is unfortunately , no exception.
Tom sells films and film companies know this, hence another film starring Tom Cruise.
This film was like a slow train ride into the countryside, there was some nice scenery and… Read more