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As much as I love most things 90's, Croupier seems to have dated before its time. I like the idea and I like the story, I just don't think it was directed very well. In fact I'd go as far to say it looks amateurish and a bit 'Made for TV'. Mike Hodges is a better director than this so I'm not sure went wrong. Clive Owen is okay and it was a blast from the past seeing Paul Reynolds again but the rest of the cast are pretty dire. Gina McKee was awful in fact and Kate Hardie's performance summed up how females were unfortunately portrayed in 90's dramas. Alex Kingston was okay though, annoying how I used to watch Moll Flanders again and again to see her boobs when I could have been watching this all along and seen everything. Naughty boy that I was, still, Moll Flanders was a hell of a lot better. I'm not sure I get the love this film seems to have got over the years. Nior wannabe rather than Neo-Noir would be.
Eerie, disconnected and quite bleak at times The Hunter is also quite moving and tender. Willem Dafoe was the perfect choice of actor to play the part of the Hunter, no doubt about it. His subtleties, his rugged edge and likable manner make for quite an interesting character. The story is original and interesting, it's also very believable. The contrast between heartwarming and heartbreaking is handled very well too, the performances are strong but most importantly it looks stunning. None of the usual rubbish here!
Uli Edel has been quite clever in the way he has structured his telling of the The Red Army Faction (RAF) story, a group that organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s. It would have been easy to start with the prison scenes and then have flashbacks of how they got there, thus leaving the action until later in the film. He doesn't do this though, the story happens as it happens, the action occurring towards the beginning of the film. This did help in explaining the reality of what happens under these circumstances and took away the 'glamour' of being a 'revolutionist', for want of a better word/s. I can see how people have lost interest due towards the end but it helps with telling the story properly and by keeping the story balanced. The film really highlights the wrongs made on both sides rather than the rights of anyone. Stylishly told with some great performances.
The collaboration between Jim Sheridan and Daniel Day-Lewis is one that was too short lived in my opinion. My Left Foot was brilliant and this is a great follow up. Although the fact that father and son did not actually share a cell, most of it is factual enough and is an important story to tell. It beggars belief but after 2 stints at jury service nothing would amaze me anymore as far as the British justice system is concerned. A powerful and well told story that needs to be seen.
I find Herzog's typical lack of agenda to be refreshing although I think it confuses many. In Into the Abyss he explores why people kill, his only opinion voiced is that killing is wrong and the rest is as it is. It's the purest form of documentary really when you think about it, nothing is forced and no one is targeted. It is a document of people, at a time, in a place. You should always be the one who determines your own opinion, Werner simply instigates the discussion. My opinion? Don't live in Texas - if you don't get murdered you'll probably get hit by a train! In all seriousness though, this is worth watching for the honest interview with one of the fathers of the accused who is also serving time in prison. Heartbreaking stuff.