This is what making of documentaries should be, always! the fact that I saw how Laughton directed his actor scene after scene, the worked that took to get the perfect take, was so insightful and entertaining, it just makes you appreciate the film even more.
The film (or making of) is two and a half hours long, that's an hour longer than the film itself, I would love if they do this with every film.
"Charles Laughton Directs The Night Of The Hunter' is the centerpiece of extras in this Criterion release of The Night of the Hunter.
While a slightly better outing than On Stranger Tides, Pirates Of The Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales continues the problems that have plagued this tired series with another overstuffed plot, effects heavy action scenes, and a cast that looks like they don't want to be there.
Reese's baby daddy and Che as wannabe sperm donors turned two-bit kidnappers. Sarah Silverman talking shit and getting bitch slapped. Herschel before the Walkers. Scott Caan's dad as the bag man. Nicky Katt and his three lines of dialogue. Some guy Otis killed in The Devil's Rejects. A doctor with a shady past and a dirty secret. Mallory's knocked up and playing peek-a-boo with a shotty. A pimp gets shot. Taye Diggs is in love with the wrong women. A strong opening. A Peckinpah like ending. The dagger is the boring middle mixed with a weak narrative. I used to adore this film. I don't anymore.
Which bullet has my name on it? The first or the last?
Cubby Broccoli deserves some recognition for having guts. Now the sole producer of the franchise he would receive all the blame if the next film failed. Even though The Man with the Golden Gun underperformed at the box office, Broccoli still doubles the budget for The Spy Who Loved Me…
Oh what a weird spectacle Alien: Covenant is. On it's own merits it's a great film. Coming in on the back of Prometheus, it's more well-rounded, even if if it makes decisions that betrays some of the promise dispersed by Prometheus. As a prequel to Alien (and Aliens) it feels...a little rudimentary. Taken within the universe that brought us Alien 3, Resurrection and AVPisstake it's a huge huge improvement.
With all that being said I really enjoyed Covenant, it had…
Another beloved one from my childhood that doesn't quite live up to the memory.
A kind of amalgamation of Strange Days, Tank Girl, Lawnmower Man, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, Dark City and this awesome (and short lived) anime called Cyber City Oedo 808!
In retrospect there are some really cool ideas here that are buried in a pretty convoluted and silly narrative. Although Keanu is quite hilariously bad in it (and I am a huge fan of his…
I saw this film at one of the IMAX fan events that were held across Europe on the 14th of May. We were waiting an hour for it to start and when we thought it was about to begin we were subjected to a badly planned and rehearsed live stream. I was pretty worn out by the time the film started but here are my thoughts on it anyway...
Ok, so the story picks up after the events…
I am entirely conflicted on whether I like this film or not but that in itself is interesting to me. Any film that can make you really ponder your feelings on it has done something that not every film can do.
This French arthouse 60s throwback has great style and grace and it is as beautiful as it is confusing! There are many aspects that I love about it however they are almost exclusively involving the aesthetics and the sound…
This is one pendantic motherfuckin' documentary. The first half hour is complete bullshit. Do I care if the bass player for the Incredible Bongo Band fucked some of the Manson girls? No. I do not.
Eventually they get around to how Kool Herc discovered Apache and it became the national anthem of hip-hop. I would have loved the hell out of this documentary if it were about that..in fact that is what I thought I was getting into here.
Every wrestling documentary about anything that happened pre-2000 should be 4 hours long. At least. How can you tell a story about something so awesome in barely an hour?
I have some pretty vivid memories of watching GLOW in the later 80's. I was, what, like 10 or 11. I was a boy from the Midwest. Of course I loved wrestling. And GLOW? The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling? Combining wrestling with hot chicks? Yes, please.
This film, however, is a…
Wasn't prepared to be heartbroken by this 😢. Plus that elbow injury, holy fuck.