I've yet to see another film like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The lean-no bullshit- treatment of terror is striking. There really isn't any lingering being done and shots are simplified to a point of blunt impact.
The first kill is exemplary and one of the great character introductions in horror. It is composed of only a handful of shots, with no music and ends at the point of impact. Hooper only holds the shot on a twitching body long enough…
Hold me back.
Hold me back, people.
Before I give Maniac five stars and blurt out overstatements like "perfect" or "flawless" or "an orgasmic experience" or "a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic revelation". Before I say this is better than anything Hitchcock had ever made, even better than all of his works combined. That is most certainly not true. But as of this moment I'm not so sure anymore. Isn't this film supposed to be bad, man? How can they fuck me like…
Has a three-hour film ever flown by so fast? Probably Costner at his best and definitely Oliver Stone's masterpiece. Every time I watch this I kind of want it all to be true (because let's be honest conspiracies are pretty exciting) but even though it's not holy shit is this film exciting. Like the long long long scene with Donald Sutherland's 'Mr. X', every analysis and reenactment of the shooting or the entire court case towards the end where Costner…
This was almost as gay as me.
All right, I don't want to get too into the intricacies of anal, but it's kind of like driving a car through a doorway, you guys are gonna need a little more than saliva to make that even a comfortable experience, much less an enjoyable one, but...you do you, I guess.
"I wish I knew how to quit you..."
Wow, this is the best movie about gay guys on a mountain since Return of the King.
Extremely compelling and emotionally…
Film 11/30 of Scavenger Hunt Challenge #4
Task #21. A film featuring a character who wears a mask
- Beautiful cinematography. Some great tense moments - a lot of those great moments were homages to Hitchcock. It's not a bad thing nor am I knocking De Palma for it - if you're going to "steal" - steal from the best.
- Interesting overall story - I wasn't wild about all the elements that made the story - but it…
Film 14/30 of Scavenger Hunt Challenge #4
Task #3. A film featuring a curse
- Wow... The back of the box said Inferno is considered a sequel to the amazing Suspiria and I got excited for a moment then came back down to earth thinking... Sure it is... Well, it really is! It's spiritually channeling Suspiria and it comes damn close to being as good as Suspiria!
- I was immediately drawn into this film by the lovely architecture,…
Film #5 of "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #23: A film featuring an unconventional romance!
Will Smith can't act. Aside from Gerald McRainey's abominable overacting (you can tell he was giddy just to be in a movie and handed a prop gun), Will Smith was really the worst thing about Focus.
This is not to say that Will Smith is a bad actor. That is not the case, Gerald McRainey is bad. Will Smith just isn't acting…
An insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, The police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast. This was one of the films that helped define the summer blockbuster. A lot of the foundations here can be seen even in films releasing this summer. Steven Spielberg does a great job considering the hardships of filming and the fact their robotic shark barely functioned when they needed it to. Coupled with some fantastic acting from our three leads and John Williams iconic score, this one still holds up as an amazing mainstream horror film.