Following the footsteps of his old rival, Stallone returns to his "one man army" roots in a Walter Hill flick. This short synopsis alone should have old-school action fans salivating, but I'd advise caution. Even though Bullet to the Head talks and walks like an action movie from back in the day, it doesn't feel like one. It follows the life of an hitman (Sly) who reluctantly joins forces with a detective (Sung Kang) in order to take down the…
I thought I'd never say this, but here goes: An Education is feminism done right. I had given up trying to find it, but the story of 16-year old british girl in 1960s London is a perfect example of what a female tour de force should be. Jenny (Carey Mulligan) lives a cloistered life under the ruling thumb of a very controlling father who has mapped out an entire future for her, mostly regarding a good education and a good…
Poor Barton Fink. He only wants to pen a cultural masterpiece, but everything and everyone seems to be against him. Still, the Coens' story about a fish out of water in 1940s Hollywood is a thought-provoking art piece that will require multiple viewings to fully undestand (for me, at least). I always had a difficult relationship with the Coens' body of work, especially Fargo. I think they're aboslutely great at setting up the frame, but their storytelling feels a bit…
I tried to write a review of this movie, but I couldn't get one off the ground. So here's a bunch of random sentences that flew through my mind as I watching it:
- We don't need a cure for AIDS, we a need a cure for Movie 43.
- Ed Wood says "It's flawed."
- Emma Stone is in this movie. Fuck you, Emma Stone. *cries*
- Cinema's Vanilla Ice.
- The one movie who could use the expertise…