I first watched this almost 20 years ago and remember my 20 year old self, being young and foolish, was rather awe struck by the battle scenes.
Now, in a time where the face of warfare has changed drastically into an impersonal beast of sadistic violence, Spielberg's matter-of-fact approach to the violence in war and the contrasting humanity in his characters somehow seem all the more pertinent.
“I didn't mean to upset the apple cart.”
“Oh yeah, cause we all sell apples 'round here, don't we?”
“Your dad sells apples, Andy.”
I knew there was a reason I watched this film 700 times when I was younger. Hot Fuzz is when comedy harnesses cinema, when a director brings his own filmic language to the forefront and when…. fuck it. When the greatest comedy ever was made. Edgar Wright unites action and comedy unlike anyone else,…
"At some point you've got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. And let nobody make that decision."
Barry Jenkins' Moonlight begins in the haze of Florida, a place that we the audience will call home by the time the credits roll. We see the alienation of Chiron as he finds the one thing he's wanted his whole life at this point, direction. Juán is the direction that Chiron needs to find himself. He tells Chiron that the…
Casual racism, misogyny and hating its source material aside, it's also rather bad.
Anti-heroes are not the same as stereotypes, knowledge of source material should not be required to 'get' a character, skimpy outfits do not facilitate empowerment, plots are actually pretty useful in films like this, this is not the Joker we were waiting for, treating your audience like idiots says more about you than about us, D.C. should stop the Snyderfication of their universe ASAP.
From the writer-director of Murder Party & Blue Ruin, Green Room is a neatly envisioned, extremely effective & unabashedly violent horror thriller that’s absolutely remorseless with its content, brims with charged tension & makes excellent use of its foreboding ambience to finish as a bone-chilling, machete-sharp cinema that offers no respite from the slaughter that ensues once things go south, and effortlessly manages to keep its viewers on the edge of their seats throughout its runtime.
Set in a remote club in the…
“Don't lecture me, Obi-Wan! I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire.”
“Your new Empire?”
“Don't make me kill you.”
“Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy.”
“If you're not with me, then you're my enemy.”
“Only a Sith deals in absolutes.”
“I will do what I must”
A decaying republic falls, brothers clash and emotions…
TW: graphic violence, transmisogyny, transmisogynoir, white supremacist violence, ableism, racism, sexism, rape culture, transphobia, homophobia, rape, revenge, murder, sex work, anti-sex work sentiment, the t-slur
87% of trans women of color surveyed in New Orleans reported being sexually assaulted or harassed by New Orleans police. The story is, most often, police would pull up and tell them they were in a "no prostitution zone," where penalties were doubled or some other absurd notion. They would then be pressured into sex…
red spirit lake (1993)
cw: rape, murder, violence
Corporatist/Misogynist Real Estate Developers seek to seize The Power Of Red Spirit Lake from the Murdered Coven Of Witches who inhabited it for generations, needing only to run off or rape/murder the last living inheritor of Red Spirit Lake. Red Spirit Lake is beautiful. I would love to live there too, what with its lovely vistas, cute farmhouse, totally functional wood-burning stove-powered sauna? But it is not mine to live upon (although…
Less of a movie than it is a monotonous two-hour supercut of Tom Cruise elbowing people in the face, “Jack Reacher: Never Stop Never Reaching” (editor’s note: not the actual title) is a relentlessly generic star vehicle that’s been stripped down to nothing but an old engine and a rusty chassis. The jalopy still runs, of course — and not just because Cruise is now blatantly using Hollywood to subsidize his cardio routine — but it can be a pretty…
CW: racism/white supremacy, sexism/misogyny, sexual harassment, exploitation/classism, appropriation, politics
I know these faces. These are not the faces from the magazines. These are now the faces from Hollywood (even the ones that actually were). These are faces I seen everyday. They're Walmart parking lot faces. They're pickup trucks at gas station faces. They're faces you see in high school yearbooks and small town newspaper mugshots and sports moments, missing persons notices and crowd shots. They're faces at the mall. They…
Love myself a good murder mystery and some Woody Allen, so this was a match made in heaven.
Really funny, cleverly handled story, great camera work (wonderful use of tracking shots), and two incredibly lovely lead performances from Woody Allen and Diane Keaton.
Plus watching it with my mom was a delight.
Check it out for yourself.
(Sorry for the short review, been sorta drained with the "#Spooked!" marathon, haha.)
Is there really a greater feeling than watching a John Carpenter movie for the first time? Come to think of it, is there ANYTHING that sets you in the mood for something great than the words "Directed by John Carpenter"?
So far, I've seen about four of his movie previous to this one and to call myself a fan of them would be an understatement. With each film I watch from him, I gain more appreciation for his craft and…
The man who plays Stu is not an actor but actually Stu Rutherford, a part-time business analyst for a Wellington company, LanWorx. He was hired for the film under the impression that he would be working on computers, and that he would play a small part in the film.
Stu is the purest human being alive, perhaps even of all time. This is a movie about Stu, made for Stu. I'm so glad the vampires realize this, protect…
The period-piece aesthetic is done absolutely brilliantly. The look and feel to this movie is awesome. Flanagan makes it really easy for the viewer to become immersed into this world.
When Kids are in a horror movie they can make or break the film. Take The Witch for example. Not only did that film contain the best child acting I've ever seen in a horror film, but also some of the best child acting I've ever seen in any film…