"Mister President! ...Thanks!"
- Captain America
Brimming with rich atmosphere and punctuated by fits of brutal violence, Rainy Dog has all the usual elements that director Takashi Miike employs in this genre. I reckon he's got the mixture just right this time. The filial drama of a father forced to accept a son he's never met is understated, and at times- outright frustrating to watch.
The movie's environment is oppressively bleak, but through Miike's lens it is also otherworldly. The Taiwanese slums are claustrophobic and in…
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I really really liked this movie when I first saw it. Throughout 2016, I really really liked this movie. But, last night, my opinion of it got major complicated. I've always excused or explained its copycatting of A New Hope as a necessary move because fans were bitter about the prequels. But, fuck fans. If this is what they brought the franchise down to, fuck them.
All three prequels were better than this movie. They at least showed us new…
Wow, this movie is like if David Cronenberg's The Fly and Andrzej Żuławski's Posession had a Russian/Latvian baby in the 90's, and it was christened by Ken Russell. In short, it's fucking crazy. It's about a young woman named Vita who's picked out by a local artist to model for his commissioned painting of the Virgin Mary. The local priest is wary, but agrees that it's for a good cause. The movie wastes no time plunging Vita into a psycho-sexual…