Quentin Tarantino’s films always seem to find the perfect balance between thoughtful story and thoughtless violence. It’s a formula which few other-- if any-- filmmakers have gotten right. Next up in the batter’s box is Oliver Stone and his new movie Savages.
Oliver Stone films haven’t found much love lately. Aside from 2006’s World Trade Center, you have to go back to 1995’s Nixon to find a Stone movie that resonated well with critics. In my opinion, you have to go back to 1987’s Wall Street to find an Oliver Stone movie that resonated well with audiences. There’s no doubt that the man is skilled at making movies, but he seems to have lost whatever it was that allowed him to make good movies long ago.
The end result of his latest film, Savages, is more of the same. However, this film’s largest faults »
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