Bullet Train 2022
All in all, It’s another star packed action movie that has nothing new to offer and lacks authenticity. However, it is a fun movie to watch with some friends.
Pink Flamingos 1972
Just like its characters, everything about this movie is filthy. It’s insanely obscene and grotesque. It is underground.
This movie is as shameless and free as John Waters. It doesn’t care if you love it or utterly despise it and this is why this movie is an honest and respected piece of art no matter how wicked it is to people.
The Phantom Carriage 1921
Life and death intertwined
I love how creative silent movies can get. This is one of my favourites from the silent era. This movie tells its story in a very simple yet very creative way.
The first time I watched a movie from silent era, it was hard for me to focus or even enjoy. I am a product of the 21st century after all. However, the more I watch them the more magical they become.
From stories and themes…
The House Is Black 1963
No matter what condition our bodies are in, there is a human inside.
From the beginning, we are exposed to utter ugliness, but by the end, when you are done watching, do you still see the ugliness that you first saw or is it replaced with empathy?
This is a film about those who are deprived of life. Those who find the meaning of "ugly" in their own hands, feet, and heads yet can do nothing about it but laugh…
A very good movie, with an excellent mix of jump scares with suspense. Justin Long does a hilarious job as the comic relief.
One thing though, release the snuff films you cowards. I feel like I was short changed when A.J. hits play but then it skips ahead to the end. Maybe they'll be on the director's cut.
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum 2019
I think out of all of them this is my favorite. Not just for the action scenes and choreography (which is fantastic) but mostly for the cinematography which for me at least is absolutely astonishing.
The Derek Huff award obviously goes to Keanu Reeves in his eponymous role as John Wick, but man I'm half tempted to give an honorary award to Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King. He is so close to over acting that he it's like he's just living on the edge and that's perfect for his role.
"Well, sometimes you gotta cut a motherfucker..."
It was just one of those days where I wanted nothing more than to sit back, relax, and put on this masterpiece. There really isn't a plot so much but a reason to get from one fantastically gory scene to the next, and heck, I am in a better mood now.
The Derek Huff award goes to Xavier Gens, the director. A lot of the New French Extremity films have pretty ridiculous (in a good way) plots but I think this one wins first place.
"Pork's against my Religion...
The Mummy 1999
When I was a little kid I must've seen this movie at least 50x on VHS, and let me tell you, it's just as good today on 4k. It's perfectly edited so one scene just flows into another, and it seems like there isn't a second of screen time that's wasted. The only thing that I noticed on this watch was... if Burns had poor vision and Imhotep took his eyes, wouldn't he have shitty vision too? It's a dag-gone…
I had seen parts of this movie, but never the whole thing beginning to end. Now I have no idea why. Everything about this movie seemed done to perfection. The acting, the cinematography, the score. This movie was like the magnum opus of Michael Mann's directing style.
I've never been this conflicted about who gets the Derek Huff award before. Both Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro gave powerhouse performances but ultimately it goes to the writer and director, Michael Mann. Now please excuse me while I go and do my penance for never watching this whole movie before.
"Because she's got a GREAT ASS!"
Apocalypse Now 1979
I love this movie's descent into madness, and how it shows that during the Vietnam War instead of fighting as a cohesive front the US basically had individual armies scattered all over with little communication. I was at a 5 but the last 20 minutes or so really drag on for me.
The Derek Huff award goes to Martin Sheen, the actor who played Captain Willard. He did a very good job at portraying a shell shocked soldier who at the same time just wants to be in the bush.
"What do you know about surfing, Major? You're from goddamn New Jersey!
The Northman 2022
The Northman, a promessa do épico Viking de Eggers, retrata uma história de vingança por parte de Amleth, uma figura mitológica e heroica presente nos romances escandinavos, que serviria posteriormente de inspiração para Hamlet, obra de Shakespeare.
Somos introduzidos ao reino do rei Aurvandill, pai de Amleth e esposo de Gudrún. O que viria a se tornar uma história de vingança tem o seu destino traçado inicialmente pela traição e assassinato ao rei, pelas mãos de Fjölnir, seu irmão bastardo,…