The watch list for any academic film course almost always rounds out to something like: a Chaplain comedy, some Technicolor musical, four impenetrable foreign films, two other silent-era juggernauts and Citizen Kane.
“Breaking In” is not as painful a movie as it has been framed to be. In fact, coming in with modest expectations, viewers will likely find the film not nearly as torturous and dull as described by reviewers.
The requiem for the local scene — the underground scene, the house show scene, the “we’ll never be big, that’s okay we just want to be” scene — is the greatest kind of music movie. To perfectly encapsulate how a specific moment in a specific place looked and sounded is one thing.
How does one review a film like “Avengers: Infinity War?” To list the cast would take half the article. Describing the plot in any kind of detail would be viewed as a colossal spoiler. It’s not trying to sell itself to newcomers because by now, the entire world likes superheroes.