If it has neon or techno in it I’ll watch it!
☆☆☆☆☆ = Kino
☆☆☆☆ = Cinema
☆☆☆ = Film
☆☆ = Movie
☆ = Flick…
Original sci-fi horror film that takes its inspiration from Cronenberg (both father and son) and Lynch, but still retains its own vision and execution. It’s filled with surreal nightmare sequences which results in a creepy atmosphere. But where it distinguish itself is in the style, its stylistically shot with some blue filter and lighting, the ambient synth soundtrack give it some retro vibes to it, there’s even a scene which is almost a hommage to Drive. Maybe the third act is…
Entertaining watch, but nothing great, just like the whole franchise basically. Second act had some cool tracking shots, some big action and a nice Mexican atmosphere. Downside is that the not very subtle political message is kinda unnecessary, and clashes with the mindless entertainment the film is going for. Although I feel like the premise of these movies can be used so much better, and I’m still waiting for that spectacular Purge movie, this was another ‘ok’ entry in the series.
Great movie. Very different from what I expected, in a positive way. Cage shows once again that he can perfectly handle dark indie rolls, just like he did in Many, Color Out of Space, Lord or War. Every scene has a little climax, that is very subtle, which reveals this anti revenge mystery slowly. Great soundtrack also, especially this song. Not a movie that I really loved, but certainly one I really appreciated. More of this would be awesome, plus Sarnoski is a promising director.
Noé can’t miss.
A personal mix of a small cinema essay, a YSL promotion and a short mockumentary where a film set turns to hell. Visually not his best but certainly his most aggressive, the last 20 minutes are an intense spiritual trip.
The course of this film is again typical Noé, in which the audiovisual aspect becomes more and more intense and the stress and hectic pace increase. Despite the lack of sex, drugs and harsh violence it knows…