Breakfast at Tiffany's was well made and I see why people liked it, but holy shit is Audrey Hepburn's character the most insufferable, selfish cunt. The ending is a fantasy because girls like that would never truly abandon their attitudes and embrace a healthy relationship. She burns everyone she has contact with, and it's incredible so many men give her the time of day. Hard to believe this movie was a cultural phenomenon that encouraged this behavior.
>walking through wet concrete
All his dream sequences are like this. I dropped Time Bandits halfway through a long time ago. Not that I have anything against it, but I had to pause for some reason and just wasn't compelled to turn it back on. It couldn't get to the point. Brazil was mostly fine except for the end sequence, which dragged on a bit. At least it was memorable. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote made the dream-like nature a plot point, so it's mostly excusable even if some moments dragged. They seem to exist in 12 Monkeys because he wanted them there and it was obligatory to cover the "what if he's nuts?" angle. The movie makes reference to the peak of the therapy boom in the 80's and 90's, where psychologists are respected. Now, I think many films would do the "meta" thing and dismiss it quickly to move on. So maybe this is a case of it not aging well despite an attempt to cover all bases.
>Dolemite is my name
There were a couple shots at "lol white guys are lame", but I think that's to be expected. I couldn't help but feel the filmmakers were mocking the black characters almost as much. They show up to meetings dressed like pimps and while they are portrayed as the heroes their appearance is also played for laughs. There's some really solid movies by and for black audiences, and jokes about being oppressed or white people being bland come with the territory. It doesn't bother me, I just think everyone should have a sense of humor about such things. Everyone should be allowed to make fun of each other, even for dumb reasons. Pic related.
While I still like Man on the Moon better, I think Dolemite Is My Name is worth a full watch. Then again, so is Time Bandits probably.
Next up on my list is another Bruce Willis film, Bonfire of the Vanities. And it has Tom Hanks during his comedic years, which frankly were his best. I struggle to sit through dramas starring Tom Hanks, but he's a slam dunk at comedy. Been wanting to cover my backlog of Brian DePalma movies after watching Phantom of the Paradise and this looks like one of his better sleepers.