For what it's worth, the film does capture the essence of being down… MoreFor what it's worth, the film does capture the essence of being down on your luck and wandering, and for that, I kind of like it. The plot is as simple as they come, the shots are unremarkable yet occasionally very pretty, the dialogue is trite, but the film amounts to something when it's through. There's a rare moment of brilliance here, but it's usually obscured by the amount of pretense onscreen. Should you watch? Eh. Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken have above average performances.
A lean and very mean sci-fi action film that doesn't waste a moment of… MoreA lean and very mean sci-fi action film that doesn't waste a moment of your time. The film is densely packed yet moves quickly without ever slowing down, but the writing lacks nuance; while the original British comic featured plenty of satire and wit, Dredd is unsurprising and mostly meat-headed in its approach. There is simply no room in this film for anything but what's on the screen, and occasionally less.
Quentin Tarantino at his finest. Reservoir Dogs has enough smoking,… MoreQuentin Tarantino at his finest. Reservoir Dogs has enough smoking, chatting, and tough-guy chewing to appease fans of this sort of thing. An excellent film with several memorable lines and moments. The pacing isn't for the impatient, but it does pay off.
A true shocker in terms of just how good you weren't expecting this… MoreA true shocker in terms of just how good you weren't expecting this film to be. Edge of Tomorrow is enjoyable science fiction with an interesting premise that avoids redundancy through clever scripting and editing. Some awesome action set pieces delight, while the performances and writing keep the brisk pace from slowing down. I'm a fan.
Despite not wanting to like this film based on the amount of acclaim… MoreDespite not wanting to like this film based on the amount of acclaim and hype that surrounds it, Citizen Kane won me over in the first 10 minutes. This is a film that many will like, or love, for many different reasons, yet the film is effortless in its ability to captivate. The ending is mesmerizing and unforgettable.
Self aware without being self deprecating, ThanksKilling is absolutely… MoreSelf aware without being self deprecating, ThanksKilling is absolutely hilarious. It's intentionally 'so bad it's good', but hardly anything more than that. Some unintentionally funny moments will have you wondering if said moments were actually intended, but ThanksKilling never winks at the camera and lets you know for certain. In that regard, ThanksKilling is sometimes better than the film itself gives credit for. Without wasting too much of your time, ThanksKilling does leave a small impression, and some of the quotes are genuinely memorable. If you happen to see it on Netflix, I'd give it a watch if you're into this sort of thing. Also, points for an excellent villain.
Event Horizon is a film you see once and don't forget. The film's only… MoreEvent Horizon is a film you see once and don't forget. The film's only redeeming quality is its visuals. In the first hour, it's easy to be fooled into thinking there's a lot more going on than there really is- IF you missed Paul W.S. Anderson's credit in the opening title sequence, that is. Aside from some interesting concepts and suspense that takes place in the film's opening act, the plot has more holes than an ant hill in the savannah. Event Horizon is, at best, a film to watch with friends when expectations are set extremely low, because there is something enjoyable about the film despite its many flaws. Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne give C- performances.