Monday, July 4, 2016

"Nice Guys" Movie Review

Before things get crazy again here is the July issue of the zine! Hope everyone has a happy 4th!

"Nice Guys" Movie Review:

This recent movie release, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, is a definite win for fans of crime and comedy. The movie takes place in the late 70’s and follows the unlikely duo Holland March (Gosling) an alcoholic private eye down on his luck with family problems whose only moral compass is his teenage daughter (Angourie Rice)  and Jackson Healy (Crowe) an enforcer who has his own demons that dwell within a bottle. The unlikely pair team up to find a missing girl connected to the porn industry and much bigger conspiracy that goes over their heads. The characters at the start of the film have a loathe and fear relationship and as the film progresses the two seem to gain some bit of respect for each other ad mist March's clumsy antics and Healy laying down the law with his fists. The director Shane Black did a fantastic job on the film right from the impact of the opening scene to the question of what happens next at the closing scene. It was refreshing to see a comedy that was made in modern times, but had the vibe of days gone by written all over it. This dark comedy had all the sleaze and the violence of 1970’s LA smoking all over it like the barrell of recently fired gun at the same time being a metaphor from a time when Americas glamour became to fade away at the tail end of the 70’s to the beginning of the 80’s.