I've never watched a film where every character was punchable. But this was it.
I guess I don't get it. I caught a few minutes of this on TCM last night and was quickly reminded how much I fucking hated this overrated trash. The dialogue is so unrealistic it seems like a child wrote parts of the screenplay. It has one of the most uninteresting lead characters in an acclaimed picture I've ever seen. Most of the scenes drag on…
I agree when people in the film say things about the violence in Chicago like it's a "disease" "epidemic".
This film is about The Interrupters a group called "cease fire" in the thick of the violence helping curve the heat in the tense moments.
At sometimes it's hard to watch the utter some will find shocking violence and senseless acts of human on human crime.
Violent, and heartbreakingly sad this film broke me down.
I recommend everyone to see this.
It's that time of year when everyone is so hyped up on Oscar buzz that it begins to get tiresome. It is a well-known fact that Steve James has been repeatedly looked over (I believe "snubbed" is the most commonly used term) when it comes to the Academy Awards. At the same time, while his documentary films are sometimes leagues above what actually does get nominated it says a lot about him and his usual subject matter. It is not…
The impact of this film hasn't weakened a bit with each revisit. It's so powerful. I rarely feel the need to want to watch a documentary more than once, and here I can't get enough and want to show as many people as I can. I may not have much to relate to with the individuals living in these violent communities, but it damn sure makes me thankful for the way I do live. It shows that there is good…
The interrupters are a group of ex-gang members and convicts trying to make a dent in the urban violence in Chicago. At the start of the film it states that the same number of Americans have been murdered on the streets of Chicago since the start of the year as have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in the same period. The founder of the CeaseFire group compares urban violence in Chicago to a disease and after watching the film…
Very meticulous and subtle drama about not the most thrilling of subjects but swiftly becomes utterly fascinating, powerful and moving. The cast is brilliant and the performances are incredible, espicially Oscar Isaac who just gives one of the best performances I've seen from him (especially in the last episode, wow). Just through every scene I kept thinking about how good David Simon is at this. He just gets it, he knows how to make TV and he understands humanity and…
Oh yeah, I saw this today.
But seriously, never thought I'd say this about a Tarsem Singh film, but man, Self/less is one of the most visually bland films of the year. I already expected a clichéd story, but visually it's a disappointment as well. Like, there are some REALLY ugly shots here and there. Kind of sad, actually.
One of the most pointless and boring experiences I've had at a movie theater in a while. It's not bad, per se, it's just dull as hell.
A sci-fi thriller so derivative of John Frankenheimer’s masterfully paranoid SECONDS it would be more accurate to call it THIRDS, Tarsem Singh’s Self/less is a generic waste of a clever idea. A resurrection parable that has all the integrity of a grave robber, this frustrating bit of pulp is actually worse than the punctuation of its title might suggest (especially since Face/Off and Crazy/Beautiful gave the forward slash such a good name).
To's grace is replaced by a caustic bluntness more to-the-point than even the Category III films he ghost-directed for Patrick Yau in the '90s. But do not mistake this ostensible calming of form for acquiescing to Chinese censors; it instead gets one over them, mirroring the no-nonsense approach taken by police to drugs until it becomes a savage, uncompromising attack on that myopia. It's telling that, for all the planning and swift execution of the cops to put down a…
Everything about it is funny.
These go to eleven.
Lick My Love Pump.
Cult movie? In it's own right.
A satire that instead of humiliating, truly honors metal.
Rob Reiner's debut. His best film as well.
One of the best mockumentaries of all time.
I love it.