SMOG TOWN’s review published on Letterboxd:
YEAR OF THE CAGE
RUMBLE FISH is directed by Francis Ford Copolla and stars Matt Dillion, Mickey Rourke, Nic Cage, and a HUGE cast of will-be all stars, including a small role by Sofia Copolla as well.
Rumble Fish was such a trip to see all of these different actors in an 80s slow-paced black-and-white greasy crime drama. A different kind of coming of age story in the form of thugs and gangs and with a hint of noir.
Beautifully shot, directed and organized, RUMBLE FISH is Copolla GOLD with noir-style dialogue and line reading and feels true to the times and setting in which it takes place, giving it both a cinematic and authentic feel to it.
I HAVE to mention, because it's a theory that has proven me right time and time again without fail: if your movie has Tom Waits in it, it's a good fucking movie.