"R" and "Julie" fall in love. And talk to each other while she's on a balcony. This could make a good play or something maybe.
"Warm Bodies" was much better than I was expecting, managing to be witty without being too cute (though the voiceover comes close at times); and the film is even at times poignant without being too heavy-handed or obvious.
Tough to watch Cusack slummin' it lately with these DTV "thrillers."
"The Numbers Station" is an interesting idea for a movie; but it isn't an interesting movie - constrained by a very weak script and what was sure to be a limited budget.
It tries to overcome its shortcomings by not really explaining anything. There are points when characters ask questions about what is "REALLY" going on, but get a smile and a wink and a nod...not that it's covering up anything truly diabolical, only illustrating the lack of imagination in the script.
Part of Criterionucopia 2012
At one point in David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome” low rent cable TV producer Max Renn asks what Freud would say about a woman in a red dress…
I wonder what Freud would say about a vaginal cavity in Max’s chest that has videotapes inserted into it for the purpose of mind control; oh, and also can melt people’s arms and makes for handy gun storage. If presented with this, I think maybe Freud’s head would explode like…
"Session 9" had been in my queue for quite some time and I'm glad I finally caught up with it. Was inspired after being pleasantly surprised by Brad Anderson's "The Call" and was even more impressed with this film.
It sets up the situation beautifully and the location is perfect. It is ominous and rundown, because it's ominous and rundown - it's not an obvious set creation. Tension builds throughout and we aren't insulted with flash cuts or cheap jump…