I noticed Rolling Thunder popped up on Netflix so my day was officially made, and it was already a slaphappy day. There would be no Rolling Thunder without Taxi Driver and there would be no Rolling Thunder without Paul Schrader. So these two seminal works really stem their way back to Mr. Schrader, whom I cannot thank enough for creating.
Rolling Thunder is one of the coolest films of the 70s and one of the hardest American revenge films. Where…
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…