People who are fans of Jafa's Love is the Message... really need to watch this 'Now!'. It's essentially the same thing but made 55 years earlier and way more creative, dynamic, and effective. Plus it's just extremely relevant and shows how little has changed.
Certainly a bit contrived but it's a great film to behold. The violence is completely unflinching and messed up from the first second. Everyone in this film is a villain in some respect. The filming techniques are dynamic and energized. The whole thing is pretty much relentless excitement. Plus, it's a good film to analyze the anti-British sentiments in Hong Kong at the time.
I'm a big fan of the original Blade Runner, so I think, like a lot of people, I was hesitant when I heard about a sequel being made. But in the hands of the right people, Blade Runner 2049 is an absolute success in nearly every aspect. This point has been hammered over and over again, but yes, Blade Runner 2049 is visually stunning and contains some of Roger Deakins' and Denis Villneuve's best work to date. The movie combines…
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I was worried that 12 Angry Men was going to be a huge let down. I mean, I figured, how much entertainment could you get from a bunch of people talking in a room for 96 minutes?
Well, this proved me wrong. As soon as Henry Fonda raised his hand to vote for "not guilty", I was glued to the screen. I loved hearing how simple defiance changed into logical thinking on whether the evidence used was actually reliable. Instead…