Not only a great Christmas/horror film, not only a great Christmas film, but a great film in general! Just saw this in a glorious 4K remaster on a huge screen. This is not the slasher film that the cover art suggests. Yes, there's a small body count, but the film has genuine heart with a main character who, while incredibly flawed, is extremely likable. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT (the original title), a.k.a. CHRISTMAS EVIL, evokes the true meaning of the holiday season.
After films like DEAD MAN, GHOST DOG, and now ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, I'm convinced that Jim Jarmusch is not only an independent cinema maverick, but also the master of the art house genre film. Definitely inspired by the likes of THE HUNGER and NEAR DARK, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE is a fresh and interesting take on the vampire film.
The only reason I didn't give ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE a higher rating is that it has a little bit…
I don't know exactly why I never watched MATCHSTICK MEN before today. I'm a Ridley Scott fan, but when this film came out I remember thinking it didn't look like his normal fare so I skipped it. I just now decided to watch it because I saw it on a list of heist films by my friend Don. I'm glad you put this movie on there otherwise I might never have watched it. I was going to give it 3…
I remember when JACKIE BROWN opened on Christmas Day in 1997. I didn't get to see it that day because it was sold out, and rightly so. After a few year hiatus following PULP FICTION, the world couldn't wait to see the next film from arguably the most influential director since Orson Welles. Eventually I did get to see JACKIE BROWN and to this day it's still my favorite Q.T. movie.
I'm in as soon as the Miramax title shows…