Last Night In Soho was one of my most anticipated movie of 2021. Unfortunately, for me, it ended up being another big disappointment. And things started out so promising. I actually really liked the first half of the movie. One of the standouts here is the cinematography. The Giallo influenced style is absolutely gorgeous and Edgar Wright and his camera team created some magnificently staged sequences. The dance scene and the “Down Town” number are two of the standouts. And…
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Ridley Scott is a great director. One of the last great ones we have left. And I think, he crafted a really good movie with The Last Duel. It is epic in scope and yet personal and intimate in its relationships and conflicts. It has a well written script and the cast and performances are all excellent. But... there is a but! At a crucial point in the movie (the beginning of the final act),…
"Buddy, you're in the wrong place at the wrong time." - Rick Masters
God I love the 80’s. I love the style, the clothes, the fucking hair, the tight jeans and most of all I love the music! Wang Chung rocks the soundtrack while Billy Friedkin shoots the shit out of L.A. This plays like a dark version of Miami Vice. It’s not Friedkin’s best movie but a great 80’s cop movie never the less. It has the style, it…
“The poor dope - he always wanted a pool. Well, in the end, he got himself a pool.” - Joe Gillis
Sunset Blvd. is such a classic and has been endlessly talked about and analyzed to death by now. I have literally nothing to say that hasn’t been said a million times before. So I’ll spare you and myself some time and keep this very brief. It is great, probably perfect. One of the best Film Noir’s ever made, probably my favorite. And if you, for some ominous reason, haven’t seen it, go change that immediately. You’re welcome!
“It's a hard world for little things.” - Rachel Cooper
Charles Laughton’s first and only directorial feature is a special, not to say, unique entry within the Film Noir genre. It is basically a Fairy Tale Noir. Noir icon Robert Mitchum is the Big Bad Wolf and silent film legend Lillian Gish is the Mother Goose. The final showdown between the two wasn’t quite as spectacular and satisfying as I would have hoped, but the buildup was exquisite.
As I went to the cinema this evening, I was wondering why had not yet read or seen any reviews of Malignant. It is usually a bad sign when the studio refuses to show the film to critics beforehand. Now that I have seen the movie, I can understand why. I am pretty sure that Malignant will crash and burn with most critics and also with a majority of the mainstream audiences. This movie was not made for them. So…