A pretty smart, and hilarious satire on filmmaking.
It is absolutely all over the place in terms of focus and plot but as a pure cinema kind of movie it works. The actors are all great, and they really help make the individual beats work, like the jokes and the violence and the emotional points.
I loved this movie when I watch it a couple of years ago.
I loved the striking imagery and the iconic score. The story is mysterious, which I loved and the ideas seemed to be really interesting. Not to mention that amazing final chase in the sewers.
Watching it now, years later, with some wisdom under my belt and a lot more context and subtext for my viewing I can safely say The Third Man is some kind of miracle…
I find it strange that this movie is so popular. I see 'bros' quoting it and they always have this next to Goodfellas and The Sopranos and Entourage in their collection of movies. I think a lot of people like it for the wrong reasons. They like the violence and the guns and DENIRO. But for me this is the quintessential art house film. It's ambiguous in it's meaning, it has no plot, it's main character has a lot of…
Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction. Quentin Tarantino's filmography reads like a symphony of revenge, blood, sam jackson and laughs. His latest entry, also a two word title, is Django Unchained. And it may be his best movie yet.
Revenge has really taken a hold of QT's writing as of late. He seems to really get inspiration from these characters that are hell bent on hell sending. If you thought the protagonist in Kill Bill was…