The Soloist is a truly wonderful film that will make you believe in the power of friendship and that acceptance above all else is the greatest gift one can give to another. The performances are absolutely fantastic and it moves at such a pace you only become more and more engrossed in the story as time passes. And for those who have a love for classical music, or the ability to appreciate the beauty in it, you will only dive further into the wonder and the power it holds.
The Informers is not for everyone. It lacks a great deal of what you would expect from a movie and does not care. It takes patience and a level of acceptance to the nature of the story to truly understand and enjoy the experience of watching the story unfold. For it is full of excess and exaggeration and never actually finds its moment of redemption.
Fast and Furious would have been better had it stuck to what it is, an action movie, and not tried to dive heavily into drama and the solving of a crime.
As an apocalyptic thriller, Knowing could have been excellent but the added science fiction and horror angles detract from the story and take it too far into “alien” territory. If you can get through the short and forgettable scenes that take it there you will be entertained by a great mystery. One that delves into science and theology and the eternal conflict of man vs. nature.
Adventureland is an excellent coming of age film that bridges the seriousness of life with comedic undertones. It is not only nostalgic for the 1980s but reminiscent of how films of that era dealt with young adulthood and finding oneself. The movie is a delight as it has the quirky, the outrageous, the disillusioned and the painfully geeky characters all together for an experience one will not soon forget. Plus, it features the resurgence of the “mix tape” – how can you resist?