The later Three Stooges shorts without Curley have really grown on me. Strange to think that I was never as big a fan of them. Shemp has really grown on me also, although I still prefer Curley a little bit, the later shorts are still worth watching.
I'm slowly trying to complete Scorsese's filmography, and I read about this one, it seemed interesting and was also relatively short at a near 15 minute runtime, and was also on YouTube.
So I watched it, and don't get me wrong, this isn't the worst of the worst of films ever made, but I just don't really know why it even exists or what the point was. It certainly has a few mildly funny moments to it, but on the whole it just feels cheesy and messy.
So yeah, only watch this if you're a die hard Scorsese completist, but yeah, it's not an essential watch.
Eastern Promises is a criminally underrated film which i personally think should be mentioned more when talking about crime/gangster films. Not only is it a great crime film, it is also a great character study.
Cronenbergs vision of a grimy London is great, this isn't a glossy gangster film like Goodfellas or The Godfather. All of these locations are dirty and really add to the atmosphere of the film.
All of the cast give good performances, but Viggo shines here.…
How to start this review...
First of all, this is not a nice film. This film features some absolutely cringe inducing scenes of violence and rape. So dont go into this film expecting it to be a fun affair...
Anyway, this is my personal story with the film. I watched it a year ago and just thought it was a good drama film. Sure, it affected me emotionally and was quite a big punch in the gut, but i felt…