The overall pacing of VHS-2 not only heightens the general atmosphere of the short films but makes for great entertainment. From amazing short films about aliens to supernatural cults, VHS-2 is frickin amazing in every way possible.NOTE: The violence may be a little too much for some viewers but apart from that, its just solid horror.
Extremely heartbreaking and hard to watch. Its a film of human emotions flying out with alcohol. The whole cast (4 people) were all nominated for an Oscar and they deserve it. Standing the test of time, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a beautifully shot film of melancholy.
On the positive side, this is another great entry from Bigelow and has a cast that Robert Altman would envy. On the negative side, this is a film that many people will watch and pretend to like. Its not the movie of the year but people will pretend that it is. Theres nothing memorable about this film except for the fact that Bigelow and Boal are essentially informing a curious audience about Bin Laden's death. Its a political thriller that fights to be entertaining AND patriotic. While I agree that the film is nerve-racking at times and incredibly well made, Bigelow should have directed this movie in 20 years. Making a Bin Laden film this soon after his death just seems UNNECESSARY.
My high rating comes from the film's direction and the acting rather than the film's story. Director William Friedkin sets up an insane scenario for the actors and allows them to one up each other until the end. Basically, Michael Shannon and Ashley Judd are acting their hearts out in this tale claustrophobic nightmare. Bug is a dark story that may seem dumb to some but brilliant to others.
Awesome and rad would best words to describe the story of the film. With memorable scenes of twisted murder, Bound shows how the Wachowski brothers don't need millions of dollars to deliver a fantastic story.
Taking homage from directors such as Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, Kim Ki Duk creates a silent story of romance and life. Ambitious as it is ambiguous, 3-Iron is a melancholy tale that asks its audience to think differently.
Different to say the least, Skyfall brings in many of director Sam Mende's trademarks as well as new development within the Bond series. While the acting was far from amazing, the cinematography and music carried the film to its fantastic ending!
Looking past all the absurdities the film has to offer, Matador is essentially a dark romantic comedy at its core. With passion and obsession meeting fueling the characters' actions, Almodvar steps up and shows audiences he isn't afraid to tell original stories.
TAKE A DRAG AND FEEL THE BURN! This is a film you'll watch and wonder about many things. The pacing is deliberate but to what purpose. Its a european style being used in american cinema. A beautifully shot film that is any ADD person's nightmare. Scenes would last for minutes rather than seconds like other crime dramas. It takes its time and gets its message across. A film that DESERVES more attention and MULTIPLE viewings, Killing Them Softly is an underrated gem and will end up being a classic in years to come.
In cinema, you have films that appeal to the filmmakers and the audience. An artsy-fartsy movie usually appeals to the former while popcorn flicks appeals to the latter. Unbreakable appeals towards the filmmakers. There is symbolism from left to right and in someways the film can be called a small-town epic. A new personal favorite.
Its not a good horror movie but my gosh its scary! The music adds this unusual tension and the pop-ups (you already expect) bring goosebumps. The Super 8 family footage scenes are not only creepy but disturbing as well. It feels original while the story suggests otherwise. In the end, Sinister is one of the most entertaining horror flicks of the year.