Film Lover, Horror Activist and the absolute worst kind of pretentious.
RIP Ennio Morricone
Introspective look at film and the way that it captures details. Whether those details are fear, beauty or somethiny slimier. Obsession, voyeurism come to a head in the life of a focus puller and photographer in this fantastic predecessor to the early slasher film. Feels very grimy and horror based for 1960. My first Michael Powell film but definitely not my last.
"it's easy to turn to the gods for salvation. But it's soldiers who do the fighting, and soldiers who do the dying, and the gods never get their feet wet."
A little disappointing to see this coming from Neil Marshall who is well known for his genre contributions. A somewhat interesting story in the second half is held back by the Zac Snyder school of editing and special effects work throughout. I loved Fassbinder and Kurylenko but everyone else is…
*John Wick 4 Title Credits
Tracking shot of John Wick entering Madison Square Garden
Shaq "Big Diesel" O' Neal is practicing his jump shot when he sees John Wick out of the corner of his eye- He immediately pulls a gun out of his baggy Orlando Magic basketball shorts-
John Wick eyes a cart with basketballs out of the corner of his eye- grabs a basketball- Knocks the gun to the side as Shaq fires and misses-
John Wick proceeds…
"You really gonna call me a foot capitalist, Chairman?"
This film feels so much stronger than most bio-pics I watch. It truly captures the time period not with grand bold images but small scale personal flourishes. The relationship developing between Fred Hampton and his girlfriend, the Fred Hampton speeches, the intro and outro that bookend the film all do a great job of offering us insight into this historical period and whether what is on screen is entirely accurate does…