I like movies. A lot.
Not only one of my favourite movies, but one of my favourite things on earth.
When I was a kid, we used to rent video discs from a gas station up the road, and this is the only horror movie that scared the shit out of me. I would stare at the cover, turn it over and read the text and look at all the pictures at the back, and then return it to the shelf thinking, "Maybe next time".…
I was down about not getting to see Bungle live this tour, but fuck, this was pretty goddamn fucking amazing.
Bungle masterfully uses every aspect of a virtual concert that would be a detriment and makes it something special. Kind of like how a master filmmaker like Raimi makes a low budget work for him, making the film better.
This is a one of a kind experience that wouldn't be possible seeing them live. Plus, the songs, the performances and the musicianship is, for me, the absolute best ever.
James Hetfield and Ned flanders should have never mated. It was always going to end in madness and death.
What I was worried was going to be another "girl gets captured and tormented and either escapes or gets killed" movie wound up being so much better. Hyams is fantastic at creating intense, tension filled action scenes and he uses his mastery of that to shift down gears an apply his talents to suspense. And it works for the most part.…
Such an incredible achievement. A film with a transgressive punk aesthetic, a genuinely sweet love story, a grimy drug fuelled tragedy, a beautifully surreal fairy tale, astounding performances by the two leads, a backstage look at a famous punk band.... hell, the list goes on and on.
This is a perfect film about two very imperfect people who were perfect or each other. It's too bad about the drugs.