A frenetic fever dream in which Griffin Dunne learns the perils of trying to buy paperweights in an uber-less world.
Super surreal, very absurd and entirely unpredictable, this is a delightful lesson in why being impulsive is bad, bad, bad. Thanks for the reminder Marty!
This really is a unique and iconic cinematic experience. It has some truly stunning visuals of old time New York City and the music throught the film is beautiful. I enjoyed going on a 4 hour journey with these characters although probably needed a bit more mobster action to really love it. Also needed more Joe Pechi!
I wouldn't recommend this film to any feminist tho. The woman in it get a really rough ride (no pun intended 😬).
My 2 takeaways from this film are:
1. Opium is one hell of a drug.
2. Don't fuck with Jews.
This film don't fuck about does it. Tahar Rahim is something special and I cant wait to watch him in The Mauritanian. The French prison system does seem quite different to our British one... well at least from what you see in the movies!
One of the most brutal and brilliant prison films i've seen.
ELECTRIC first hour, specifically the scene in 'Reyeb's' cell which offers up some unshakeable tension.
It's slightly diminishing returns for me from there, but likely just because the whole 'rise of an aspiring crime lord' sub-genre has never really done it for me i.e. Godfather, Scarface. The pacing gets slow at parts and i'm not sure it justifies its runtime.
I was going to claim this would be the least desirable movie prison to be incarcerated in, however, one whole baguette! each day! move over Shawshank.