A whole bunch of human meat goes into a building. At first, it's mostly perforated with small pieces of lead. Then it is stabstabstabbed a lot. And finally, it is punched and kicked and SLAMMED into the walls and floors and ceilings until all of the juices spurt out.
They had the meat talk, which was interesting. But mostly, it grunted and dripped, which I preferred.
I think what really makes this spectacle of violence effective is not just the…
I read the novel quite recently. Imagine my surprise when this animation showed up in the first couple pages of Amazon Prime popular videos on the Xbox. Just imagine it. Like a storm of dark surprise creeping over a vast, gray lake of cold water.
You can definitely tell that author Peter Beagle also wrote the screenplay. Though missing a significant piece of the story (which turns out to not have been quite as pivotal as I would have thought),…
A movie can be well-made, well-scripted, have a point, and still be pretty forgettable. Thank You for Smoking is such a movie for me. Did I enjoy it while watching it? Yes, I did. Did I think it was pretty clever and have a good plot? Again, yes. This was also a perfect role for Aaron Eckhart whose attractiveness and inoffensive charm fit his character perfectly.
I found the humor to be pretty bland, considering the topic, but I did…
Babel, why are you so hard to rate? There are moments of brilliance in which strong acting and scriptwriting kept me on the edge of my seat. But it's inter-cut with heavy-handed dramatic nonsense and put together like a bad patchwork scarecrow.
With just the Moroccan and Mexican storylines, this could have been called "White Family Has a Bad Day." And that might actually have been a pretty good movie (with some serious massaging of the Mexican script and better…