You can satirize and spoof yourself out of your objective. Out of this film may come a transformed, commercialized, corporatized Morgan Spurlock. And you'll never be able to shake that identity.
The synopsis for the film says "A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement" and I actually think that's not completely correct. It's a film about THIS film's product placement and not much else which…
No turning back.
Chang Cheh's sequel to his 1972 epic The Water Margin, which in turn was based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature seems to be one of Cheh's lesser seen films according to Letterboxd (seen by 9 users) and IMDB (rated by 171 users). I'm guessing it might be because it's part of his costumed epic output as opposed to his more popular swordplay and kung fu films.
While it's certainly…
I once got a call from a reader who asked what I thought about Ingmar Bergman's Cries and Whispers. I said I thought it was the best film of the year. "Oh, thanks," the reader said. "That doesn't sound like anything we'd like to see."
A documentary about film criticism made by a film critic. For what it lacks in depth it makes up for with breadth as it covers the nearly 100 year history of those who…
The stars are ageless, aren't they?
Simply brilliant. Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett, who both racked up multiple Oscar nominations with a win each to boot at this point in their careers, decided this was the perfect time to take an unromanticized and harsh look at Hollywood's film industry through a brilliant film-noir script they co-wrote together.
I guess it's just a joy to see such a…
You're going to give us the name, yes?
Academy Award Nominated Director J. Lee Thompson, the man that helmed movies like The Guns of Navarone and Cape Fear, works from a script written by another Academy Nominee, Paul Jarrico. The film is called Messenger Of Death and stars Charles Bronson. To say that I was surprised that the film plays like a slightly violent version of a Murder, She Wrote episode would be an understatement.
The film has…
After you walk away, you want to go back but the idea of going back kills you.
Writer/director Lim Sang-Yoon feature film debut is a stylish action thriller that ultimately is too dependent on tried and true genre tropes to be really distinctive. As soon as you realize that the story is about a hitman that wants to leave his organization you can safely guess where it's headed next.
The good is the original concept of the hitman…
Somebody left the door open and the wrong dogs came home.
Everyone probably expected Clint Eastwood's directorial debut to be a western, but he opted to make a thriller in Play Misty for Me instead while ignoring what would have been a sure fire bet. For his sophomore effort, Eastwood might have thought there was no use putting it off, so he directed his first western, except…
Since the last games, something is different. I can see it.
A vast improvement over the first film in almost every regard to the point where I almost feel bad for ever comparing this franchise to the Twilight films. The change in director, screenwriters and new faces in the supporting cast make it feel like more then just a year has passed by between films. It's still obvious that it's based on young adult fiction, but god almighty…