Nicolas Cage: Man, I hate taxes. I'm up to my eyeballs in crap right now. I'd better call my agent.
NC: Hey, it's Nick. I really need a good movie to work on, man. I'm tired of acting to just pay the bills. I need something more fulfilling.
A: Well, like what, Nick? Fulfilling how?
NC: I don't know. Something I can sink my teeth into. Something gritty and weathered.
A: You mean like Mud?
This is my first exposure into Woody Allen territory. I'd always heard good things about the director and his films. Perhaps this was not the best movie to start off with from his filmography, but it really irritated me. Other than the above-average cinematography, I hated watching this film.
Manhattan is a pretentious self-indulgent ego-trip. The narrative centers around a writer (who looks like a vulture with thick-rimmed glasses) dating a beautiful seventeen year old girl (...what?) while also slowly…
There are few words to describe The Cabin in the Woods other than the greatest of adjectives: phenomenal, innovative, and inspiring come to mind. This works not just as a horror movie, but as a comedy, drama, and even a philosophical expression of art. It also does this without offending or desecrating the legacy of any of these genres. This movie is a glorious combination of everything that there is to be loved about horror movies, and even more. It is an exceptional film, and the best horror movie I've ever seen.
David Lynch is not known well for sentimental tones in his films, but The Elephant Man contains a a thoroughly pervasive element of sympathetic character development. It's weird that Lynch's creepy sound design and dark cinematography still somehow fits the film, but The Elephant Man still finds synergy through the grotesque and the beauty of the film. The key connector to these two elements lies in protagonist John Merrick, played phenomenally by John Hurt, whom had to wear intense facial…