"I hate life! The torment, the cruelty of it." -Limelight
This kind of sweeping melodrama of extravagant emotions has fallen out of favor over the decades, but Max Ophuls made a true art form out of it. His characters are so vulnerable, yet his productions are so classy, they can almost seem unapproachable. Like classical music.
I’ve never liked a Michael Mann film, but I have such a good feeling about this one I picked up the Criterion BluRay. I also hear it might have been an influence on Drive, so let’s find out...
Oh god yes. Gimme that rain soaked neon synth city shit all day.
I was like “how is Jon Belushi so thin?” Then I remembered Jim Belushi exists.
OK, our protagonist is not a good guy.…
Our hero doesn’t just fight crime with a flamethrower. He burns criminals alive until they’re nothing but smoldering skeletons!
NOTE: Does this lady have a purse for earrings?
NOTE 2: The soundtrack is so weak, especially for an action movie. Reminds me of Paperboy 2 for SNES. UPDATE: The song during the “love scene” was unspeakably bad.
NOTE 3: I would have watched this a lot sooner if I had known how EIGHTIES it is. Why did no one tell…