Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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…
Christian Bale deserved an Oscar.
Sorry this review is so short, I have to return some videotapes.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Harold, it's Bateman, Patrick Bateman. You're my lawyer so I think you should know: I've killed a lot of people. Some girls in the apartment uptown uh, some homeless people maybe 5 or 10 um an NYU girl I met in Central Park. I left her in a parking lot behind some donut shop. I killed Bethany, my old girlfriend, with a nail gun, and some man uh some old faggot with a dog last week. I killed another girl with a chainsaw, I had to, she almost got away and uh someone else there I can't remember maybe a model, but she's dead too. And Paul Allen. I killed Paul Allen with an axe in the face, his body…
A social satire on the materialistic, self-obsessed & money-driven yuppie generation of 1980s America that also mocks male narcissism in the process, American Psycho presents a community made up of people who have all the luxury that money can buy yet no individuality of their own, a world where everyone looks, dresses & acts exactly the same, and measure themselves only by their external appearances & material possessions.
Based on the novel of the same name, American Psycho tells the story of Patrick Bateman; a wealthy, narcissistic & material-obsessed investment banker living in New York during the late 1980s who's a stereotype of the yuppie generation and leads a secret life as a serial killer. But the mask of outer perfection he's put up…
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…
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…
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Taking music reviews to the next level
Satire. The first time I saw it I did not realize it was a satire, although it was ... surreal and stupid. What was it all about? What was the point of all of it??
I find this film to be so aesthetically pleasing.
At the first half I was really confused, but then the scene in the club gave it all away and made what is happening quite clear. Really enjoyed it.
Why bother reviewing American Psycho, you cannot capture the essence of what this film in so many words... unless those words are direct quotes from the aforementioned film. So instead of a conventional review, here are just a few of the greatest fucking quotes from the greatest fucking movie ever. In this review, we pay tribute to a movie which has given us so many everyday quotes which we somehow find perfectly apt at the most random moments. Enjoy:
"Do you like Huey Lewis and The News? "
"TRY GETTING A RESERVATION AT DORSIA NOW, YOU FUCKING STUPID BASTARD! YOU, FUCKING BASTARD!"
"You're a fucking ugly bitch. I want to stab you to death, and then play around with your…
''Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh my God, it even has a watermark!''
Whilst nowhere near as visceral and disturbing as Bret Easton Ellis's infamous novel (which I must revisit soon), Mary Harron's take on the material is admirable (although it doesn't sport quite the thematic gut-punch that it probably should) and at times inspired, striking the right blackly comic tone of its satire, whilst also delivering as part of the package a memorable performance for the ages in Christian Bale's Patrick Bateman. Whilst still very entertaining, it probably didn't hold up quite as well as I had remembered and Ellis's opinion on the screen adaption is probably quite valid: "American Psycho was a…
he did that...he rly did that....he killed jared leto....THANK U SO MUCH CHRISTIAN BALE
This one makes me forget I hate this guy as Batman, and anyone that isn't Bateman. It just works.
"Do you like Phil Collins?"
Movies that are slightly off.
this list could probably go on forever
(there's a lot of cronenberg here)