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.
Reaction image gold mine.
Sorry about the length in advance.
I watched this film a few years ago and thought, “I got it. He really isn’t Patrick Bateman. Big whoop.” I return to this and realize how little I knew. American Psycho is a masterpiece. It examines American society (specifically 80s Wall Street yuppies) in the most uproarious and horrific light possible. It’s dark and sardonic, but thoroughly entertaining. I shouldn’t be laughing at someone being killed or a related comment, but it absolutely slayed me. Bale is the highlight, but its overall craftsmanship and themes should be commended as much.
There are two BIG questions people ask about American Psycho
1. Did Patrick Bateman really exist?
2. Did Patrick Bateman or whoever Bateman…
Ask me a question.
So, what do you do?
I'm into, uh, well, murders and executions, mostly.
Do you like it?
Well, it depends. Why?
Well, most guys I know who are in Mergers and Acquisitions really don't like it.
"if you see this second time, you actually think it is funny" Nolan
"I like to dissect girls. Did you know I'm utterly insane?"
Creepy, intense, worth watching again.
A very strong remark on American, capitalist society in which Christian Bale pulls off one of the greatest acting performances of his illustrious career. His fantastic portrayal of the manic Patrick Bateman keeps the us questioning reality, which is exactly the point. We are reliant on Bateman as he is the narrator and the film is all through his perspective, however when he is unable to follow reality, neither are we. American Psycho is a one of a kind, mind warping experience.
"christie, knie dich hin damit sabrina dein arschloch sehen kann."
of business cards and humanoid shells.
Lo más gracioso es que en este segundo visionado me di cuenta que en el primero no la había terminado de ver. No puede ser que no me acordara del final. Y encima me hablaban de American Psycho y yo "Ohhh, gran película, un Bale excepcional, una foto de Wall Street en los 80's, ohhhh, de culto!!!11" jaaaaaaaa, qué idiota y falso que soy. Me acordaba hasta la parte que pierde el control total, después ni idea y la verdad me sorprendió pila el final. Igual todo re triste porque me acordé que la vi con una ex y seguro no la terminamos de ver por coger y hoy la vi re forever alone comiendo helado y tomando café :(…
- 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:…