I'm just a guy who just wants to like every movie he watches.
Favorites are the best I’ve seen during the previous month.
Once Upon a Time…in Babylon
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the passion of her immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.” - Revelations 18:3
It was going to be tough not to compare Damien Chazelle’s Babylon to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. Both films explore an almost ancient view of Tinseltown, both films…
“Where’s Michael?” A phrase uttered by many as they left the theater in 1982 when exiting Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Audiences didn’t take so well to the new direction of the series, and felt cheated by having a pure slasher experience with Michael carnage and having him almost completely absent (besides an ad that plays during the film) during the following film. While it was hated at release, and considered the worst entry within the franchise for years,…
When the film opened up showing something completely unique, I knew I was in for a good time. Typically a Saw film with have an opening trap of some sort, with the voice of Jigsaw telling his latest victim how he will have to mutilate himself, Saw X skipped out on that completely and replaced it with vulnerability of John Kramer. This film is honest right out of the gate, while many of the elements we’ve come to love from Saw…
Note: I didn’t watch this film because of any political affiliation or religious reasons. I bought the ticket on a whim after another show, and found out about all of this later. I don’t care about any of those things when it comes to movies, especially ones that don’t even really seem to discuss either one of them all that much. Not more than a “normal” film does.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk the…
I’ll write a longer review when I see it again.
Fuck, that was awesome. A neon western wasn’t something I knew I needed, but this was a perfect addition to John Wick. I feel like Chad Stahelski was directly challenging George Miller with pistols at dawn for best modern action director, now the ball is in Miller’s court with Furiosa, which is tall order to say the least.