Watched for a uni class. I’d never seen this before and I thought it was great. Maybe it drags a tad at some parts but other parts the intensity was brilliant and truly kept me on the edge of my seat. Given what we know happened to two of the main cast I feel that this now gives the film an even more darker edge when watching today. If you haven’t seen this, watch it. A great piece of 80s American cinema.
I don’t think I’d ever seen this in film, but logging as a rewatch anyway. So I’ve finally reached the last film in the Cornetto Trilogy and whilst I don’t think it’s as good as the previous too, I still really liked it. I thought the cast was good and the role reversing of Pegg and Frost was interesting. The ending caught me a little off guard and felt a little bit odd but perhaps this will sort itself out on rewatches. If you haven’t seen this, it’s really very good, with a great soundtrack to boot.
Eastern Promises is a criminally underrated film which i personally think should be mentioned more when talking about crime/gangster films. Not only is it a great crime film, it is also a great character study.
Cronenbergs vision of a grimy London is great, this isn't a glossy gangster film like Goodfellas or The Godfather. All of these locations are dirty and really add to the atmosphere of the film.
All of the cast give good performances, but Viggo shines here.…
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First of all, this is not a nice film. This film features some absolutely cringe inducing scenes of violence and rape. So dont go into this film expecting it to be a fun affair...
Anyway, this is my personal story with the film. I watched it a year ago and just thought it was a good drama film. Sure, it affected me emotionally and was quite a big punch in the gut, but i felt…