Arguably Quentin Tarintino's best script. True Romance's title rings true if you value pop culture as much as the two leads and if you have a dark sense of humor like Tarintino. It also helps that the two leads, Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater, have such a great onscreen chemistry that I was convinced that they'd be together forever as soon as Alabama dumped her popcorn all over Clarence.
I'll be damned if I give so much acclaim to Tarintino and none for Tony Scott's stylish direction.
Seldom does one get to watch a film whose imagery is so rich with emotion, color, and thought as Natural Born Killers. I almost want to say that one could watch Natural Born Killers muted and get a rewarding experience, but that would deprive the viewer of the incredible soundtrack. I love all the visual aspects of this. The switching from color to black-and-white, the set designs, the costumes, and the editing. The MTV-esque camera angles, replays, and quick-shots outlast…
It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.
There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…
If I never saw the other Total Recall, I might have really REALLY enjoyed this, but I did see the 1990 version so I knew this wouldn't be as good. I didn't want to compare it to it, but all the not-so-subtle references to the superior classic just kept on bringing me back to the Verhoeven's adaptation. In fact, I found that most of the time I was excited because I was waiting for the next reference to the other…