For five years, film critic Scott Tobias compiled "The New Cult Canon" in a regular column for The A.V. Club…
I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
Driver: Do you like Mary Harron’s adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ American Psycho?
Snooty Film Analyst: It’s OK.
Driver: The later scenes are a little too abstract for my tastes, but when Bateman’s monologuing carries on throughout all 102 minutes, I think it really comes into its own, commercially and artistically. The whole film has a clear, crisp look, and an old sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives Andrzej Sekula’s cinematography a big boost. Mary Harron's been compared to David Fincher in the final scenes, but I think Mary has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humour.
Snooty Film Analyst: Hey, Driver.
Driver: Yes, Analyst?
Snooty Film Analyst: Why are their notes scattered around the place concerning theories…
So that was rather surprising.
The first time I watched this was not long after I had read the book. The book left me shocked, bewildered and in awe of the deeply dark and gruesome satire Brett Easton Ellis had written. It highlighted an era that focussed on self improvement, image and acquiring wealth. Ellis' novel comments on this in the most horrible way, through the completely and utterly insane Patrick Bateman. This is perhaps the shallowest and vilest protagonist I've ever come across in a novel. And he has to be as the true strength in Ellis' novel is that he condemns him and what he stands for. It is too easy to go along with the controversy surrounding…
Christian Bale deserved an Oscar.
Sorry this review is so short, I have to return some videotapes.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Reaction image gold mine.
There are people out there that think the sequel is better. No, really.
Polishing one off my List Of Shame by starting with Mary Harron's one which had hysterical tabloids over here going mad about how disgustingly violent it all is. True to form, it's not even that violent, showing up said hysteria to be stupid in a couple of ways, actually. Not just because it's not that bad but because the fact that almost all of it happens off screen is a pretty important plot point. Not that I'd expect them to notice that.
There was a point about halfway through American Psycho, I think it was when he was going on about Phil Collins, that my interest started…
The only answer you need if the meaning brings confusion.
A successful young man working on Wall Street in the 1980's finds himself getting sucked deeper in to his obsessive and murderous behaviour.
Mary Harron's film version of the superb Brett Easton Ellis novel is not for the faint hearted. Patrick Bateman is a young successful VP of Pierce and Pierce on Wall Street. On the outside Patrick has it all, money, friends and good looks, this is enough for his group, but not for him.
We are introduced early on to the traits that at his base level show Bateman as an Obsessive Compulsive. All his routines are meticulous and everything that his does or plans has to be perfect. Everything that he does within his work and social…
Sexual commodification of women's bodies
Women depicted as sexual objects for male consumption
Christian Bale is so good in this movie as Patrick Bateman! Psychotic but also hilarious.
Bale absolutely kills it in this film.
This movie made me appreciate Christian Bale a lot more.
"Sabrina don't just stare at it. eat it."
I hadn't seen this for at least a decade. I'm not sure there's a lot more to it than I remembered, or than people love to write about on their blogs every now and then. Christian Bale has excellent elocution. His diction and intonation are what I suspect people really like about this movie, if all people who like things about this movie are me.
- Donnie Darko
- Morvern Callar
- Irma Vep
- Miami Blues
- Babe: Pig in the City
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…