The Blue Dahlia had a couple of things going against it. First, the choice of George Marshall as director is completely wrong, as he has no eye for the genre. Secondly, Raymond Chandler was driven to heavy drinking, not that he needed the biggest of pushes, by the studio while working on the screenplay, resulting in a hurried ending, not at all deserving to be mentioned in the same division as Double Indemnity, to name one where he…
Totally hilarious to look back on now, but for all the "so wrong it's almost right" reasons, of course.
Laughable on a par with those infomercials you see parodied on South Park (duck and cover, comes to mind), but unfortunately this was made by deadly serious, straight-faced men and women worried about anything that didn't fit in with their conservative, outwardly picture perfect family values.....*barf*
Evidently mariuhana is way worse than heroin.......you couldn't make it up.
Cronenberg jr tries to continue his father's legacy now sr is to busy in other genres.
The pitch probably looks really good on paper, and it attacks the depravity concerning society's perverse obsession with celebrity with a deliriously satirical premise.
The next thing Antiviral has going for it is Caleb Landry Jones, an actor tailor made for roles of a sickly nature, his looks adding a naturally gained hidden layer to anything he's in.
That being said, Brandon Cronenberg doesn't…
David Hyde Pierce owns this with a gleefully creepy turn as the host, with quite a few secrets up his sleeve, but Clayne Crawford manages to keep up for the most part as well.
The ending drags and my overall appreciation suffers radically from it, thanks to knowing how this would pan out regarding the robbery from about 15 mins in.
This won quite a bit of respect from a rewatch. The vision is clearer and the technical solutions as well.
A low budget little nugget of quirky fun that manages to surprise and keep you hanging on by the fingertips even when it's not the first time around. I'm starting to get the love for AJ Bowen, btw.
Lee Daniels wins "Horniest director of 2012" but not without breaking bucket loads of sweat I'd imagine.
This is what it must feel like for women to watch college comedies and other degrading work.
Another small installment in the McConnaissance, though, as Matt McC provides much of the positives in this slice of perverted and fried life some "evidently" live down south.
A lot of stupid decisions all over here, but that could be down to the heat of course.
My best times throughout my haphazard journey through films from all over the US, are without a doubt the ones set in rural areas, as well as states you don't see that often otherwise.
GW is definitely one of those, and hopefully David Gordon Green is done with his stoner phase, and getting back to basics, because the leap in quality from his earlier work to what followed is ridiculous.
I'm betting on "Joe" to…
Can't for the life of me see how this got it's neo-noir stamp, but that has no barings on the amount of excellence this film has to offer.
It's more at home with the rest of the gritty 70s crime thriller genre, in fact it's right at the top of the pile.
Popeye and Cloudy are always on the chase, frantically trying to catch up to Fernando Rey and his croonies, refreshingly actually speaking French, not like in…
Bill Murray is right at home as the cabbie slacker, convincing his buddy Harold Ramis to join him in enlisting in the army.
Typical shenanigans occur, and you see a lot of recurring themes pop up that would later be revisited in the Police Academy films and other 80s comedies (Oates shouting "I'm too old for this shit" from the roof of a tank rings a bell or two, as well).
Funnier than I actually had…