There are a lot of reasons for why you should see Logan's Run, number one among these is that I have seen it and continue to use it as a pop-culture reference despite the fact that it is clearly not popular.
How is a guy supposed to make a joke about a glowing crystal in his hand or dialling up a casual lover for the evening through his TV when everyone keeps looking at him funny. It's a goddamn classic people!
At first I was like there to support my wife in her time of need, but then it was like fuck me this is chin scratchingly entertaining... in fact I could say that I quite liked this film! I never saw the original but I suspect this is a close replica because it is littered with 80s feel-good happy outcomes that you just don't see in modern masterpieces such as the Time Travelers Wife. The bad guys are straight out…
A staggering work of genius from the Coen brothers. Every image, every frame and every word is crafted to perfection. On the surface, this is a gloriously tense thriller with nods to films like The Terminator, but if you dig a little, there's a subliminal allegory in every moment.
You can enjoy it without thinking about it, and the beautiful land- and sound-scapes are hauntingly beautiful. Javier Bardem is breathtaking as the cold-as-ice, bat-shit-insane killer. Tommy Lee Jones' small-town lawman…
Before you ask, this is not my first Refn movie. In that way, I can know that:
- He still likes to dress his crooks with light grey pants and have some of them bald, like if they were still living in Denmark.
- He still uses an awesome techno soundtrack (with some pop touches that I can forgive) to open his films and to close them. The underground nudist dive bars / seedy joints cannot be omitted, of course.…
A sober man's study of an intoxicated one. Makes me want to prop Michael Bay in front of it, Clockwork Orange-style, and shout "This is how you do satire!" at deafening decibels. Truthfully, the peanut-brain would probably get off on it…which is how you do satire. Let the morons expose themselves, even as the viewers who fancy they're above it all (myself definitely included) quietly acknowledge the pleasure inherent—per George Carlin—in having gotten a ticket to the freak show. ("One…
Flawless buddy movie featuring an aging Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. The beauty of the chemistry between these two old pals is intense, and the dialogue is heart stoppingly well judged.
Fisher Stevens (the nerd from Short Circuit, unless I'm mistaken) directs this masterpiece and gives Martin McDonagh's (not Danny Boyle's, as Kevin points out in the comments) In Bruges a very serious run for it's money.
This is thoughtful high concept crime caper dark comedy at the height of…
There are twelve levels of cinematic emotionality. It goes like this, in order from least serious to holy shit bro, stop crying:
1. A slight clenching in the throat and behind the eyes.
2. Eye moisture.
3. Greater amounts of eye moisture.
4. Actual, honest-to-god, mobile tears.
5. Tears accompanied by a trembling of the lip.
6. So many tears that it becomes difficult to see.
7. Repressed whimpers.
9. Loud whimpers.
10. Full on bawling.
Before I saw this, if you had told me Stanley Kubrick's Lolita is an incredible dark comedy, I would've laughed in your face. I've read the book - there's nothing funny about it. The film adaptation pretty much changes the entire tone of the novel and squeezes every bit of subtle and ironic humor it could out of such a disturbing story. There's really no way to sugar-coat it: Lolita is about child rape and a pedophile who attempts to…
Incredibly moving documentary, told through the eyes of Kevin's friends and family with lots of actual footage (including the terrifying slam itself).
This film has many depths, an amazing tale of professional snowboarding's rocketing progression into massive amplitude with multiple spins and double/triple corks; sobering you with just how life-threatening that progression has made it.
It's an inspiring survival story tempered with the sadness of change that can't be undone. Of how a family pulls together when needed most, of…