RSS feed for VNPryor

Favorite films

Recent activity

All films

Recent reviews

  • Criminal

    Criminal 2016

    ★★★ Watched 28 Apr, 2016

    Man, I am really loving late-in-the-game Kevin Costner.

    This movie is really only okay. The middle act is a little flabby and the action itself is only so-so. But Costner as a brain damaged psycho turned hero is way too much fun, and whenever somebody gets killed, it's almost always an awesomely gruesome, over-the-top death.

    So... yeah. There are compensations.

    Also worth noticing: in a cast full of overqualified talent, including both Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Oldman, somehow the…

  • Prospero's Books

    Prospero's Books 1991

    ★★ Watched 25 Apr, 2016

    The underlying message of almost every Peter Greenaway movie:

    1. Human beings are nothing more than sacks of meat that frequently secrete a staggering variety of gross fluids;

    2. Catalogues are fucking awesome.

    Look, John Gielgud is unsurprisingly good (come on, it's already in his name), and Greenaway retains his curious and fascinating sense of visual stylization and motion within the frame (his films, as ever, are less shot or filmed than composed and curated). But expecting anybody to maintain…

Popular reviews

  • The Hitcher

    The Hitcher 1986

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Oct, 2012 1

    I'm not entirely sure this movie makes any sense whatsoever.

    Could not matter less. Rutger Hauer is the God damned devil in this one.

    Highly recommended.

  • White Zombie

    White Zombie 1932

    ★★★ Watched 23 Oct, 2012 2

    This is a horror movie from 1932 that takes place in Haiti and features Bela Lugosi as a voodoo priest.

    And yet somehow, it manages to be far LESS racist than the John Wayne movie I watched earlier today.

    Take as long as you need to process that.