I streamed this last night. A follow up to the 1995 film Before Sunrise. This sequel is actually better and tighter than the original. Finishing at less than 80 mins, the characters are a bit more complex and mature, albeit they hate their lives pretty much. Still suffers from some of that yuppie shit, but ok. Not My Dinner With Andre, but worth the watch.
Posted by unarex at 4/19/2011 08:40:00 AM
I streamed Shutter Island last night and it reminded me a lot of The Departed. It's a movie that, while has some nice imagery, is primarily dependent on plot and "twists and turns" so much that there's no reason to watch it more than twice. Once for the initial viewing, and maybe a 2nd time to see more of the "twists and turns" but after that? That's it. Definitely more Hollywood and conventional than Scorsese's earlier and better pictures. The man has not made anything great since Goodfellas.
Posted by unarex at 4/04/2011 03:09:00 PM
This is Dan's vote for the greatest film ever made. The reason it's not on the Great Film List is because he feels that the list is not even worthy enough for this masterpiece. As culled from a recent essay: "As a poet, I find the blood and carnage within this film to be ever so visceral but also Hank's stolid performance reassures me of the sensibility that exists within this post-apocalyptic universe."
Posted by unarex at 4/01/2011 09:21:00 AM