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There Will Be Blood
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The 40% I have given this film is based on DDL'S performance which was brilliant. However the film its self left me with a rather sour taste in my mouth. The twists were generally obvious, and the whole film dragged on for far to long. But my main beef with this picture, the thing that took it from perhaps a solid rating was the god awful ending. It was all so sudden, it was as if they had made a pretty good film and then realised they had not devised an ending. Panicking they put together any old nonsense and hoped it would do. The ending is seemingly pointless,rushed,forgettable and boring. It should of been the highlight, the moment of the film that takes the great acting, the stance on American society and religion to a high. Instead it came falling down like so many dodgy oil drilling machine parts.

Death Proof
Death Proof (2007)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This has to be one of the worst films I have ever seen. It is constantly boring, with the only interludes of fun coming from Kurt Russell and the admittedly sexy feet. This film drags on and on. Seemingly going nowhere but towards another pointless drivel spoken by the probably talented female cast. Based on this dialogue however it is hard to tell. I love QT, I love what he does. Yet this is so appalling it cannot be forgiven. The film could have done with more Kurt, better and less dialogue or perhaps never of being made at all.

Koroshiya 1 (Ichi the Killer)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

For me this is one of those pieces of cinema that needs to be seen by everyone. While many people have slammed it for its highly graphic and disturbing content, indeed on a showing at film club in the college I attend it caused a mass walk out. It is a very powerful emotive film which looks at many untouched taboo subjects and subversely deals with them sensitively. Those who have seen this film may question my use of the word 'sensitively' so I shall explain my reasoning. Ichi the Killer may be some of the most detailed violent scenes ever put to film print. Yet if you look past this, toward the powerful performances of the two leads and the point of the violence you see what it achieves.

The point of the violence is to highlight the smallest details of human emotion. Ichi a character so horribly lonely and abused, it becomes hard not to grow a connection to him. A life of abuse is then dealt with via his abuse of others. Kakihara (who rather confusingly is the man laden on the covers, which can prove quite confusing at first.) is just as psychotically disturbed as Ichi yet on the opposite end of the spectrum. All the violence Ichi feels compelled to inflict on a person, Kakihara wishes to feel upon him. In a perfect world they would be together. Kakihara is probably one of the funniest and loveable psychopath murderers, ever imagined. Once more due to an awesomely comical yet unnervingly frightening performance you feel attached to him and his actions.

Since the films revolve around these two men, and who they are and what they are it was imperative they were crafted to perfection. They were and because of this you begin to see the underlying point. That people are vastly different, and sometimes they can be dangerous people. Yet there is reasoning and logic behind what seems to be the most insane of things. And that is what 'Ichi the Killer' is a way of looking at the insane, to get a better understanding of what it is to be sane.