The first ever Three Stooges short, and it's not too bad. More wordplay than Curly, Larry, and Moe would come to be associated with, but it's interesting to see how the basic foundations of their slapstick were already in place.
Not bad chopsocky. This bills Jackie Chan as the star, even though Chan is in it for maybe all of 15 seconds. Despite this, it's modestly entertaining, and the dubbing is hilarious, often to the point where it's like a Monty Python sketch.
There's got to be a better print of this somewhere though; the version I saw looked like it was projected from a VHS onto a screen, and then somebody filmed the projection onto another VHS.
Lloyd Kaufman's most ambitious film also captures a mood we've rarely seen from him - reflective. Shakespeare's Shitstorm, in addition to being perhaps the nuttiest version of The Tempest ever conceived, serves as a summation of Lloyd's career and a capsule vision of the things that have thematically driven his films for decades - independent thought, a cynical eye cast toward corporatism and bureaucracy, social satire, and comedic anarchy.
The end party scene is one of the defining sequences in…
This is Tarantino's best film since Pulp Fiction.
In 1969, America was a changing nation. There were growing pains, but there was also the feeling of great possibility - a nation of potential just waiting to be unleashed. Fifty years later, America is changing, but that sense of optimism and opportunity is gone. All that is left is a fascistic death rattle.
In 1969, American movies were changing, and those changes brought some of the greatest works of cinematic art…