If you have read the novel you know what to expect in terms of the plot. But this transition from medium to medium is one of the most original I've ever seen. Seemingly unscripted and with few dialogue driven scenes, this film feels like a genius improvisation of its source material, where the photography, performances and locations speak more than any straight forward story.
Exciting, if predictable little thriller from Spain about a college student who runs into a snuff movie network. Also Alejandro Amenábar's feature film debut. Though I enjoyed the film and it had some really creepy moments, some elements were a tad too predictable but they worked at the end instead of becoming ridiculous twists. There's also an underlying theme of violence and the media that gives the film a particular relevance above other thrillers.
This is a pretty standard 80's fantasy film with an evil lord, a resourceful hero, a busty babe and a lot of sword fights. The plot is predictable but that doesn't stop the action from flowing and ultimately reaching an exciting climax- "NEKROOON!".
The rotoscoping and painted backgrounds are beautifully done and easily make the best parts of the film. A little characterization would've been nice and a story that didn't resemble Wizards that much.
If you are a Ralph Bakshi or Frank Frazetta fan, or just a fan of 80's fantasies/animated adult films you'll definitely enjoy this (I know I did).
The quintessential film for dog lovers.
The true story of Hachikō is sad enough, so I expected this film to blow it out of proportion in a corny and manipulative way, you know, that extra Hollywood touch that makes things more pleasing to the audience. But this is the original Japanese film and it's a sweet yet tragic tale about the bond between two different species, you can call it loyalty or even love. I was able to hold back…