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Cartoonish but could have still been great within that. But it did feel underwhelming. Or under-overwhelming, which is were i prefer movies of this stripe to sit. Good, acerbic dialogue but it could have been (and been delivered) better. Performances that don't always hit the mark. An old complaint, but i was bemoaning that this was another movie where a girl gang revealed itself to be a ladies' auxiliary to a boy gang, each the proprietary bedmate of one of…
Repo man's always... dry, sincere, sombre, other Canadian synonyms for intense. The movie's still good though, with an excellent tone throughout. Character study of a driven, ruthless, lauded loan company stooge as the inhuman demands of his job and the consequences of success outstrip what he's capable of. Wonderful use of a city. Felt like not a single scene was shot on a set.
Characters absolutely SUFFERING silently in scenes while the world goes on around them. Burning needs and desires kept hidden, tucked away in corners of the screen, overwritten by ingnorant/unfeeling talk and action. The long bedroom scene may be the best thing i’ve seen all year but reviews i’ve found call it clumsy and dull, and the movie on the whole too depressing. Idiots run the world.
if rape culture didn’t exist would it be necessary to invent it? One movie seems to think so. A hollow, confused redressing of the rape revenge genre made worse as i was dragged to this by someone wanting to redress me for watching those movies. They didn’t like it either. Anyway whatever, metrics:
- Last House on the Left: 84 minutes
- Ms. 45: 80 minutes
- Savage Streets: 93 minutes
- Naked Vengeance: 76 minutes
- The Ladies Club: 85 minutes
- Basie Moi: 77 minutes
- This: 113 minutes
Sorry, right side of history, you lose.