― Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 08:02 (seventeen years ago) link
― slutsky (slutsky), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 13:21 (seventeen years ago) link
― Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 6 May 2003 18:58 (seventeen years ago) link
"Blow Out" is a quintessential '80s film, I mean this in a good way ("Blue Velvet" and "Something Wild" being two of the others).
The one w/ Cage, "Snake Eyes," is fine too.
I think "Obsession" is kind of ridiculous as a Hitch pastiche, but it's nasty and therefore somewhat enjoyable.
"Carrie" is classic, for sure.
I also like "Raising Cain" for what it's worth.
He seems such an unreconstructed '60s filmmaker, pissed off about injustice, and willing to titillate for the hell of it, which I admire. Outside of "Blow Out" and maybe "Carrie" I don't think he's made any GREAT movies but they're mostly good, except for the awful Wolfe thing and "Mission."
― Jess Hill (jesshill), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 15:17 (seventeen years ago) link
― Sterling Clover (s_clover), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 20:59 (seventeen years ago) link
― slutsky (slutsky), Wednesday, 7 May 2003 21:07 (seventeen years ago) link
― Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Thursday, 8 May 2003 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link
― slutsky (slutsky), Thursday, 8 May 2003 13:49 (seventeen years ago) link
― Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 10 May 2003 16:24 (seventeen years ago) link
Femme Fatale was damn cool, though I don't find RRS very appealing.
Mission Impossible was mostly disposable, save for the hanging-from-the-ceiling bit.
― Leee (Leee), Sunday, 11 May 2003 23:42 (seventeen years ago) link
― omar little, Saturday, 8 December 2007 01:46 (twelve years ago) link
kudos for original list maker mentioning Carlito's Way and NOT Scarface.
granted, I like the latter. when I'm angry it's a movie that gets my jices flowing, but all things considered it's very one-dimensional. No reason for it to be three hours long outside of the fact that De Palma probably figured American audiences assumed longer=avant garde.
His rise to power was nothing more than a montage and his fall from grace comes out of nowhere and very abruptly.
Really if you approach the movie for what it is, eye candy with catchy one liners, it's a good time. But there's nothing to worship about it.
Carlito's Way was much better.
― Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 8 December 2007 03:47 (twelve years ago) link
Well, you know what my D choices are. Everything else can go in C.
― Eric H., Saturday, 8 December 2007 04:53 (twelve years ago) link
er, everything else can go in S.
trailer for PASSION
― Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Thursday, 23 August 2012 17:30 (seven years ago) link
I think I've seen them both (once each, a while ago), but I'll be there for sure.
― clemenza, Monday, 25 March 2019 18:06 (one year ago) link
Arrow USA just did a box w/those two and Hi Mom!.
― a large tuna called “Justice” (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 18:57 (one year ago) link