Horrible Bosses (Seth Gordon) **1/2 - The film's concept is quite strong: Three guys with three horrible bosses and they decide to off them. Unfortunately, the resulting film is rather uneven. It would've been a much more intriguing had it been a tad more darker and tad less broader. The ensemble cast is strong though and elevates the material especially the bosses (Colin Farrell in particular). There are some good laughs in it but overall, merely okay.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Weekly Roundup (9/18/11 - 9/24/11)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford) **** - One of the true Western classics of all time and one of director John Ford's flatout masterpieces. This is actually my second time watching this and upon a second viewing, I realize how beautiful and masterful this film is. James Stewart stars as a legendary senator who was "the man who shot Liberty Valance", a notoriously evil and cruel outlaw of the West. The film is about how he came to be known as that. Also starring John Wayne, this film can be called one of the first anti-Westerns as it dissects the legend of the West. An absolute must-see.