I will watch more or less anything. At least once.
I continue to think that a film starring Arnie, directed by Walter Hill in 1988, about a Russian cop coming to Chicago and kicking drug dealers' arses should be better. It isn't bad, but I just think it should be better. I thought that when I saw it when I was 11 and I still think that now more than 25 years later.
I watched the "Ultimate" cut this time around. The first time I have seen the film since the cinema. It is clearly the superior version and certainly should have been released in the cinema.
I really liked a lot of choices that Zack Snyder and his army of writers and producers made in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For the first two hours I was enjoying this film as much as I had enjoyed Man of Steel and certainly…
American Gigolo is another of Paul Schrader's "God's lonely man" films. His quartet being Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and The Walker. They are a fascinating set of films, as much for their flaws, as for their successes. They are character studies of opaque, egotistical demons, increasingly pathetic and less dangerous with age. They mirror Schrader himself, and his own career. American Gigolo is the second of quartet and the first directed by Schrader. The film is built around…
Warren Beatty's Reds has to be considered perhaps the most ambitious, frankly crazy, film released by mainstream Hollywood. It is, in 1981, a sympathetic, if critical, look at the 1917 Russian Revolution. The film focuses on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who wrote Ten Days That Shook the World. It mixes the personal and the political, spending a good deal of time looking at Reed's relationship with Louise Bryant (the amazing Diane Keaton, more…