"God was wrong."
Another film shattering the wall of false amenity that was the norm in the '50s. Douglas Sirk and Nicolas Ray- two filmmakers who held a mirror of truth to the distorted expectations of society. It's frightening how ahead of its time this film was. You can hardly believe the subject of prescription pill abuse was even a thing in '56 but here we are sixty years later and it is as important an issue and epidemic today…
A simple fact: action movies have been neutered, half-baked, half-written and served cold for children with Attention Deficit Disorder. Die Hard has aged into a lost art. It has a wholly original, unpredictable screenplay, crisp with sharp dialogue matched with badass line delivery through the mouths of believable human characters (This sentence alone cannot be attributed to a single modern action film). There is a tight plot that gradually escalates, accumulating ZERO gaps in logic equaling to not a single…
"Time just gets away from us."
Only the Coens. The most authentic western in modern memory, only the Coens could accomplish what they do here and they warrant rewatchability to spare. For one, the Coens are masters of language. Always have been, always will be. The way they go about capturing the Old West linguistics and dialects and transplant them into unique and unusual accents of characters is an absolute treat to experience and in the process, transplants the viewer…