23. He/him. One half of Film Crusade.
My reviews skew positive because I tend to watch things I think I’ll like or love.
The female lead in this does not work for me, but overall, this worked a lot more for me than I thought it would.
From the bloody rave to Snipes fighting like he's in a Hong Kong martial arts film, the opening ten minutes rip so fucking hard. Dorff is hammy as hell, but he is so fun to watch, as is Kristofferson and Snipes.
I believe I will probably enjoy the second one more as I tend to like…
Del Toro's Monsters 2
Not the garbage fire I was expecting even if it is easily the weakest I’ve seen from Del Toro.
His stellar direction and technical mastery is still on display even with a concept butchered to high Heaven by the former studio glutton known as HW. It’s a familiar setup, but with some intriguing visuals and supremely well done Hitchcockian suspense.
It’s also a shame that most of the writing outside the symbolism combined with…
Scorsese Retrospective Film 15
He's a master. This is one of his masterworks. Easily the best film of the year, and easily top 5 of his features. This just needs a rewatch for the 5 stars. I loved every minute of this. Every ounce of humor, every crumb of pain, and every sense of gangster-style remorse. This was perfect. Thank you for not letting me down, Marty.