Holy fuck, Kiéslowki destroyed my soul and made me spiral into depression in literally just 50 minutes with a simple story about a father, his extremely adorable son, sublime religious imagery and a damn too-green-illuminating computer. Now that's how you do European we-shall-all-die arthouse cinema (TV) for the masses.
William Friedkin's SORCERER (1977) arrived the same year as George Lucas' STAR WARS and as the no-fucks-given director has remarked over the past years, there was a change in the current zeitgeist. A shift, some people deemed the end of the New Hollywood's auteur dominance that was so apparent during the 1970's. Friedkin's adaptation of Georges Arnaud's classic novel didn't fit into this new state of mind, where space operas where the talk of the town, and when you think…
Evil Dead Rise 2023
Violence is fun.
The Big Racket 1976
It's summer, so you know I'm going to spend the next couple of months primarily with everything good from the wonderful world of Italian cinema. And with a mean and gritty poliziotteshi as THE BIG RACKET (1976) is, I wonder if I could be off to a better start?
Enola Holmes 2020
There's a lot of people-being-drowned-in-toilets scenes out there, and whenever I see one I think to myself: "If it was me I would struggle for a while and then play dead, only to gain momentum, get my head up and fight back". To this day I had never seen this done in a film so I just want to thank ENOLA HOLMES (2020) for finally doing the logical thing that only took 120 years of cinema. Well done! Besides forever changing the course of drowning-in-toilet-scenes this Sherlock Holmes spin-off is sweet and innocent without much at risk.
After We Fell 2021
Sorry babe, but the military boxing gloves stay on during sex.