Favorites rotate based on the last four films watched rated five stars.
When I looked at that cash I didn’t feel guilt
I felt rage.
Excellent film from Ramon Bahrani whose first film Chop Shop was made in Queens (where I live). Bahrani latest film takes place on the other side of the world in India. He also has a larger budget and makes excellent use of it. This is a gritty film. The Netflix poster is deceptive. While there is some light there is a lot more dark. This is no Slumdog…
50,000 people watching, I guess I got what I wanted.
This was my second viewing and it was worth it just to read the insane comments of Kurt’s livestream. These followers/viewers are complicit with his crime spree making them almost disturbed as he is.
If ever there was a film depicting the narcissism and addiction to social media, Spree is it. On a technical level Spree is pretty unique and if you took the film in a time machine even…
This pushed all my buttons in the best possible way. I appreciate subtle films that take their time. Sometimes though, I want a film to kick my ass. To take me on a ride. Promising Young Woman did this for its entire running time. It's a visceral tour de force with a fascinating and dynamic performance by Carey Mulligan. See it with as little knowledge as possible. Until more people see it I'd rather not write about the plot or…
Inglorious Basterds has a scene in a projection booth with an incredible track called Un Amico from Ennio Morricone. I used to listen to that track on repeat. I always wondered what film it came from and now I know.
Un Amico is used quite a bit in Revolver but most powerfully in the opening moments. Immediately I was taken with this cynical and at time oddly touching Italian 70's crime drama. Oliver Reed is his usual intense self and Fabio Testi is absolutely gorgeous.
*I really appreciate Amazon Prime streaming these 70s genre films not available on Netflix.