Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
These Are The Armies Of The Night........
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.
The Warriors are a street gang of total badasses. They don't take any shit and they fight with their fists and not guns. When they are framed for the murder of a street legend they must use all their wits to survive the night in this Walter Hill cult classic. The Wonder Wheel. The way the Warriors look in their vests. Purple pimps. Mimes? Cyrus the Prophet. Gangbanger summit. Gun pass. Assassination. Strobe lights. False blame. Power struggle. Graveyard graffiti tagging. Radio message. Boombox. Distant cousins of Baseball Bat Guy from The Raid 2. James Remar's dirty mouth. Five Finger Discount. Lazy eye. The Orphans. Chicken shit. Warrior groupie. Cochise's war bonnet. Vermin's chest hair. Subway smushed. Home run swing.…
There are movies that are undeniably seventies. This may just have scraped into that decade back in 1979 but Walter Hill's tale of Coney Island gang, The Warriors, is as seventies and as cult as you can get.
The premise for this film was pretty simple. Nine unarmed gang members are summoned to a summit where the leader of the biggest most powerful gang in the city offers a truce and an alliance for the gangs to take over the city. As the shit hits the fan and the leader Cyrus is gunned down, the blame is mistakenly put on The Warriors who then have to fight their way across the city and back to safety on their own turf.…
"Can you count, suckahs?"
The Warriors is simply one of the coolest films ever made. Everything about this film breathes complete fucking coolness. It's not the smartest film ever made but I love it so much and is definitely in my top ten. My favourite gang film and that's saying something in such a great genre.
I'll shove that bat up your ass and turn you into a popsicle.
It's insane, crazy, silly and cool all at the same time. In the 70s and 80s some directors had no problem making films that existed in some sort of alternate unrealistic reality when it was their only option to make the movie they wanted. It's a lost art really. The Warriors is one of the best examples of this.
Anyone notice how all the gangs didn't have the same budget for their wardrobe? Like that one gang from the beginning of the film that just wore the same colored t-shirts. They weren't even the same style t-shirts and they were just a crappy gray color. Just an observation...
Film #7 of No Rewatch November
I can dig it! I had not expected to like this as much as I did. Stylish, hard-hitting, badass, cool as ice, soundtrack that rocked my socks off and a pace that never lets up - I love it.
Director: Walter Hill (First Film)
I probably should hate this film. The characters are all messed up, they're in a gang but I ended up rooting for them anyway. They're put in an impossible situation and as immediately as they become the underdogs, they become instantaneously who we root for. Nay the police, but yes to The Warriors.
The action is all performance similar to that of A Clockwork Orange but I feel it works really well here not as a point towards desensitisation but just as a thrilling kick ass film with faces I'm sure I recognise but am not entirely sure I do. Perhaps I don't get the point of the film, but then again, I'm…
Remains a delight even after about half a dozen rewatches. An attention grabber from the opening shots (in the original theatrical cut that remains the superior version of the film) of the eerie illuminated Wonder Wheel and the lonesome train approaching, the film sets out to place most of its action in the gloom of a heightened urban nightscape.
Appreciating the film on its aesthetic merits alone is an option, and there is enough kinetic action about it to be thoroughly enjoyed on that level too, but there is something to be said also of the film's satirical undertones and wry wit but also the underpinning of sadness and sympathy for its characters and their lot, that is articulated finally…
"Can you dig it"
Not for me.
So bad it's good.
I dig it.
i can dig it
Every bit the colorful and strange journey that I remembered.
Come on, what kind of chickenshit crap is this?
My favourite film of all time, and the only film I will give 5 stars to.
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
- The Brood
- Winter Light
- The Changeling
No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…
- Once Upon a Time in the West
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Good, The Bad, The Weird
- Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
- Hard Boiled
I started with a top 10 list and decided what the hell lets see how far I can go. Top…