#2,294: Don't Think Twice
Mechanic: Resurrection - ★★☆☆☆
• I mean, it's dumb, but of course it is.
• Really worrying green screenery in the opening scene.
• Poster correctly identifies the best part of the movie.
• Probably a better Hitman movie than Hitman.
The Sicilian - ★★☆☆☆
Is there another term for 'In Media Res' for when you actually start at the end of things? Or for when nothing really happens in a movie, perhaps to make a point? Or for when a movie's kind of boring?
Some guy in the lobby after was talking up how much he wanted to go watch the hour-longer director's cut, so I understand that others may have experienced the film differently.
Kubo and the Two Strings - ★★★☆☆
Pretty enough to keep you from thinking too closely about the plot. After all, it seems unfair to blame the Macguffin for being useless, but that's why the character doesn't usually get ahold of it so quick.
Don’t Think Twice - ★★★☆☆
I'm glad I saw this, but also a little hung up on what it's got to say. Is the message that teams are an acceptable as a support system? Use groups as a launchpad to your own success? And keep your head down and keep grinding away unless it's your own turn?
As a comic, I thought it was interesting that nothing in this movie seemed in any way aspirational. I don't want to be on that team. They had the vibe of good friends that real life improv teams occasionally project, but folded in on themselves in a way that was unusual to me. To their credit, their improv came from a place of deep confidence and control — a lot of the improv I see feels more driven by fear.
I wondered if the tech shown on screen was meant to indicate the year or the financial situation the characters are living in.
Birbiglia's character is one of those guys that the comedy scene will run out of town on a flurry of facebook posts in a few years.