Best in the series, although that’s not saying much. Centering Tobin Bell - and I mean really putting him front and center, even ahead of the traps - was the right way to go.
Special Edition screening with James Cameron Q&A in-person
Perhaps best known as the box office king’s only financial blunder, what lies under the surface of this film is something much richer: a Rosetta stone for his career - blue collar heroes, wicked military operations, the almighty power of water, and a steadfast believe that love will save the day. Of course, add in some extra-terrestrials and you have a cult classic on your hands.
What a wonderful experience too! The 4K restoration is gorgeous, and when James walked into the theatre, the crowd - 1,400 strong - roared as if he was Michael Jordan.
Lars Von Trier: Hey man, doesn’t life suuuuck? And doesn’t the life of an artist suuuuck? Aren’t serial killers the same as serious artists? Aren’t their victims, in a sense, a work of art? Hey, aren’t I a serious artist? Isn’t my entire filmography full of violent and disgusting things? Doesn’t Matt Dillon in this movie I directed remind you of me? Doesn’t his appalling crimes in this movie remind you of my movies and how they’re received by audiences?…