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Nicolas Winding Refn Ranked
Starring Ryan Gosling as another near-mute, repressed pile of complexes, Only God Forgives abandons the slivers of fairytale light found in Refn's previous work Drive, in favor of Oedipal, dronecore mythologizing. The world the characters inhabit, bleeds with neon colors, brutality and absurdity. There's a symbolic, biblical heft to the numerous murders and mutilations that run through the film (the severing of hands recalls Matthew 5:30) and its coarseness once again borders on the…
Mike Judge's moronic teenage metalheads are the quintessential 90's dumbasses, obsessed with Slayer, nachos and getting laid. They're also a relic of a time with decidedly different sensibilities from our own and adapting to these changes is often an awkward and ultimately unsuccessful endeavor, especially when formerly sharp minds turn bitter and calcified. Judge's trite satire of Obama-era liberalism The Goode Family would make any viewer wary of transplanting his most famous creations to the excruciatingly PC world of 2022,…
Dario Argento has always been willing to embrace chaos and randomness, regularly piling on brutal murders, out-of-nowhere animal attacks and supernatural twists as his films went on. In that way, Dark Glasses seems almost like a back-to-basics turn for the maestro del brivido, after spending the last few decades in a severe artistic slump. Given how badly he has fallen out of favor with critics and audiences since the 70's and 80's, it's easy to read the black leather gloves,…
Pretty hilarious that this Netflix assembly line documentary expects me to sympathize with people who willingly got involved with someone they thought was either an arms dealer, a Mossad agent or the heir to a fortune built through owning diamond mines in Angola and building settlements in the West Bank.