I wish I could find words to describe how awful this movie is. I haven't watched anything THIS terrible in a long time. At least Ridiculous Six made me laugh. This is just nauseating; acting, script, everything. I can't believe Keanu Reeves took a paycheck to be in this garbage. I doubt I likely ever watch anything from Eli Roth again.
I was finally able to track down an import copy of The Devils and man was this movie worth the wait. As someone who appreciates the madness of Ken Russell films such as Tommy, Altered States, Crimes of Passion and Lair of the White Worm, I was not disappointed. Great performances by the leads Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. Russell does not hesitate to offend with his trademark sacrilegious themes and images. Brilliant film.
It's rare when you can fall completely in love with a movie on a first watch but this movie did it for me. The Criterion Blu-ray was purchased on a blind buy and I hoped if it was half as good as Fellini's 8 1/2 then it would be well worth the purchase.
From the opening helicopter aerial shots the film was followed by one beautiful sequence after another. Fellini does black and white, textures, landscapes, light and shadows like…
There are so many thoughts I have after watching the third and final film in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Batman Begins was an incredible re-introduction of Bruce Wayne/Batman's origin tale. The Dark Knight expanded on the legend with a story of madness and mayhem.
Now comes the final act of the Dark Knight's epic saga and with it a story of spectacle and drama. Batman encounters Bane (Tom Hardy), a villain who can match and even surpass him in strength…