I love this man. Didn't see this until now but I would have voted He Got Game which I love or Malcom X but think this is pretty tough tbh. I actually really liked Man on Fire even though I feel like it wasn't well received.
― ENBB, Saturday, 27 November 2010 11:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
surprised man on fire didn't fare better - i thought it had a (deservedly) fairly sizeable cult on ilx. mo better was unfairly hurt by being the followup to do the right thing and fairly hurt by its ott anti-semitism. it's still has alot to recommend it - great music, ernest dickerson firing on all cylinders, denzel in prot-easy rawlins mode, wesley snipes when he looked like another pacino instead of another seagal, cynda williams naked.
― balls, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
That broken link of mine looks stupid (I took it from Slant--it's all Dr. Morbius's fault), so here's a different one:
Agree with everything about MBB in previous post. The film resolves itself in this long, Raging Bull-style home movie to "A Love Supreme"; love that section. Along with Denzel and Snipes, Giancarlo Esposito's quite good too. Sam Jackson plays "Madlock"...I have no recollection of this character whatsoever.
― clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
me either, i'm guessing the bookie's muscle?
― balls, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Could be. As long as he says "motherfucker" four or five times, I'm sure he's as great as ever.
― clemenza, Saturday, 27 November 2010 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Safe House has grossed $126 M domestically, how the fuck did that happen?
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
John Creasy deserves more consideration. Denzel tearing around Tony Scott-imagined Mexico City favelas in an Akademiks warmup jacket. Pretty darn entertaining.
― Playoff Starts Here (san lazaro), Thursday, 10 May 2012 18:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
<3 Man on Fire forever
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 10 May 2012 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink