gibson8

gibson8

Favorite films

  • The Innocents
  • Navajeros
  • Sound and Fury
  • The Creator

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  • Grand Slam

    ★★½

  • All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★

  • Walk on the Wild Side

    ★★½

  • Perfect Days

    ★★★½

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  • Grand Slam

    Grand Slam

    ★★½

    Always on lists of heist movies but only really earning it's place due to the ingenuity displayed within the mechanics of the job.

    The continent-hopping plot doesn't totally work but there are some interesting ideas and so it's one for heist completionists and Euro-crime bods.

  • All of Us Strangers

    All of Us Strangers

    ★★★★

    When New Labour swept the Tories out of government they did so because Blair presented an acceptable form of party that had traditionally been exceedingly class conscious.

    The millions of Tory voters needed to change their intention would not do so for Neil Kinnock or other figures that they identified with Labour's association with unions and workers rights.

    Similarly, in order for mainstream content to make queer themes palatable for a larger audience, there needs to be more stories told like this; a delicate balance of multiple themes but absolutely no penises or visible sexual acts.

    The cum on the chest was a nice touch tho'.

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  • Heat

    Heat

    ★★★★

    I have never fully understood awards for sound design and mixing. but the shoot-out on South Flower Street is the best argument for a total ban on assault weapon sales (to the general public) I have ever seen on film.

    In a period where every actor was going on boot camps to add veracity to their various projects, this must be the only time that the 'training' actually was manifested on screen.

    Brutal, crunchingly beautiful action which set the standard for such scenes, but has never yet been improved upon.

  • Santa Sangre

    Santa Sangre

    ★★★★½

    This is like Dario Argento directing a Jodorowsky script. It celebrates diversity in a lurid yet somehow non-exploitative way but also works as a straight ahead monster genesis story a la Halloween.

    Loved it.