After Hours

After Hours ★★★★½

The dawn of anxiety attack cinema, Michael Ballhaus’ vibrant photography blending with Howard Shore’s magnetic string synthesis. Even to this day, no director has composed camera movements as coked-out and frenetic as Martin Scorsese’s. This is one of the craziest films I’ve ever seen, a highly intoxicating cacophony of pulsing adrenaline and douchebag behaviour. There’s no doubt in my mind, this is exactly where the non-stop New York chaos of the Safdie brothers came from.

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