The most harrowing, heart wrenching, soul crushing depiction of drug addiction I've ever seen in documentary format. And also a damning indictment of the failure at every level this country has accomplished when it comes to treating addiction, mental health, and criminal recidivism.
One of many classics I saw originally by taping an airing of it off cable back in the mid 2000s, but I remember not being overly impressed at the time, probably because I wanted the film to go in more campy and shlocky directions with that amazingly creepy dummy instead of the slow burn psychological horror it works with. Cracker jack performance from Hopkins here, a sweaty and manic maniac performance almost on par with Anthony Perkins in Psycho, which…
Snakes on a Plane 2006
Fuck every last one of you miserable sons of bitches who can't get down with such a blatant and loving homage to B-movies of years past.
Undoubtedly one of the finest films of the last fifty years, Bio-Dome is as emotionally complex as it is philosophically confounding, a treatise on the modern condition and an existentialist allegory for the underlying juxtaposition of the sanctity of nature against the brutality of humanity. Shades of Bergman, Malick, Fassbinder, Tarkovsky, and Kenneth Anger but the final vision created is a wholly unique, thought-provoking, soul-wrenching film that will irrevocably change your very essence as a human being.