i watched this, def good & i want the "ELVIS SHOT JFK" tshirtthe very end is a misstep/poor decision imo tho & screams immaturity
― johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 July 2016 03:15 (six years ago) link
saw this at the cinema last night hot on the heels of Akira the week before. two hallowed films from my youth which i hadn't seen since my early twenties.
I expected Akira to have felt a lot 'safer' by today's standards, but no it's just as bonkers, violent, confusing and beautiful as I remembered. By turns, La Haine was a lot less violent and a lot lot funnier than I remembered. There were parts that had me creasing-up in the cinema, not least the old Eastern European man in the toilet and Sayid's reaction to his story.
― Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 13:29 (two years ago) link
La Haine is also beautifully shot. I seem to remember it being billed as being confrontational and controversial at the time; a thuggish film about thuggery, which really it isn't.
I also liked Hubert's mother's prosaic reaction to his slightly hammy gushing about needing to get out of the projects.
― Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 13:32 (two years ago) link