A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Harry Angel has been hired in seach for the truth. Pray he doesn't find it.
The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spur with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his soul.
Mickey Rourke as Harry Angel, a 1950's chain smokin' gumshoe private detective, hired by the devilish deceiving devious Robert De Niro as Louis Cyphre, to locate a missing person who owes Mr Cyphre a debt. Harry soon realizes this is much more than a missing person case, and he finds himself the number one suspect in a series of grizzly murders. Harry learns the hard way that sometimes people make the wrong deal, with the wrong person. Angel Heart is from genius director, Alan Parker, and features a moody blues New Orleans jazz soundtrack, witty dialogue, gorgeous cinematography, voodoo, chickens, and a smokin' hot Cosby kid. Now, who wants a deviled egg?
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Written and directed by British maverick Alan Parker (‘Midnight Express’, ‘Pink Floyd The Wall’, ‘Mississippi Burning’) adapted from the novel ‘Falling Angel’ by William Hjortsberg ‘Angel Heart’ is a mystery pastiche of hardboiled detective film noir and psychological supernatural occult horror.
Very stylish the movie is dripping in atmosphere with shocking imagery, wonderful cinematography and an excellent blues/jazz soundtrack. It is chock full of great highly memorable scenes thanks to a tight script and innovative direction and a career best turn from Mickey Rourke in a breath-taking performance playing the character of a seedy, unpleasant and shabby looking private detective. The ever-brilliant Robert De Niro supports Rourke greatly and when the two are on screen together, it is an awe-inspiring…
Alan Parker is one of Britain's most accomplished directors, but apparently unknown to a lot of our overseas LB'ers. He has missed the odd step or two in a film career than was kicked off by the musical Bugsy Malone back in 1976, but when he's on song he makes appealing films that have straddled many genres. Both Mississippi Burning and The Commitments are five star films that capture both the racial hatred of the Deep South and the jet black comedy of Ireland's working class. He's done it all, and although Angel Heart may rank 4th or 5th in his canon of work, it's still a creepy horror mystery with some uncomfortable scenes and two stand out…
Perfectly paced and with a language, scenario and performances worthy of a good deceitful and dangerous noir, Parker directs a chilling puzzle thriller with scary demonic aspects one year before Mississippi Burning (1988). Set in a 1950s Brooklyn, Mickey Rourke plays private detective Harry Angel, who is hired by a mysterious man, Louis Cyphre, to investigate the whereabouts of Johnny Favorite, supposedly because of a personal debt that he has with Cyphre. The only task of Angel consists in reporting anything he can find about Johnny Favorite, whether he is alive or dead, and if he is alive, where. Things begin to turn nasty and disturbingly ritualistic as Angel's investigation goes deeper.
With an assaulting imagery and an unprecedented genre…
With Angel Heart it's comforting to discover that, even in his prime, Mickey Rourke has always looked like hammered shit. He also acts his ass off in the lead, as do the supporting cast including a particularly wicked turn from Bobby De Niro.
This is a really well shot little mystery that continually surprised me with each new character, location and direction it took. From New York to New Orleans every scene literally drips with atmosphere and its decent into the fantastical hit my sweet spot. Highly recommended.
This is one of them films where you appreciate more after seeing it a couple times.
I love Alan Parker's direction with the dark shadows and moody feel. This film is a piece of art.
Mickey Rourke is perfect to play this character and does a good job in doing so. In the late 80's he was a good looking/smooth man, so what on earth happened to you Mickey after 10 years or so.
I have seen this plenty of times through the years and it still never fails.
Wonder if Robert D N and Paul Newman had a competition to see who can eat the most eggs.
Dogs and tits man, dogs and tits.
A perfect mix of neo-noir detective film with religious horror elements, Angel Heart is one of those films that you put up for so long time, only to instantly regret it the moment you see Mickey Rourke light up his first of the million ciggaretes he smokes throughout the film.
Based on a novel, we follow Harry Angel through his quest to find what happened to a man named Johnny Favourite who has an open debt with the eerie Luis Cypher. This search is filled with murder, voodoo, nightmares and mystery. This Johnny seems to be so close but yet he is too far the entire time.
The film is clearly an influence to tons of future films that I…
This might be the first movie I've seen with prefuckedup face Mickey Rourke and the difference is startling.
This movie blew me away with how crazy dark it increasingly got. It's a pitch black noir with shades of Jacob's Ladder and Rosemary's Baby, and DeNiro's devil is better than Pacino's.
Why don't they make films like Angel Heart anymore? The production values, cinematography, music, and cast are flawless. I like how the color palette is drab in New York and colorful in Louisiana, it really captures the look of those places. I can't think of another film that portrays the 1950's time period as well as this.
Mickey Rourke looks like he's Bruce Willis's alcoholic kid brother, Robert De Niro just looks scuzzy with his beard and long fingernails, and the scene with the voodoo ritual gave me flashbacks to watching Pink Flamingos.
How terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise?
Ich fand die Regie und Kamera arbeiten klasse. Ich dachte mir die ganze Zeit über, dass dieser Film schon fast 5 Sterne wert wäre. Aber das Ende war mir dann doch ein wenig (Extrem), zu unglaubwürdig. Aber da der Großteil gut war, will ich das Ende dann einfach nicht auf die große Schippe nehmen.
It's kinda funny in a super sad way in hindsight that this movie's content got Lisa Bonet kicked off The Cosby Show. He must have objected to her character seeming to actually consent to having sex.
Jokes about total shitheads aside, this is still intense and great. Everyone brings their A game, Parker's direction is on point, and now I feel like playing the first Gabriel Knight again because boy do these have a lot in common.
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