(us) wrote: Isso o que podemos chamar de filme surreal, bizarro, esquizofrnico. O que, nesse caso, um elogio.
(ag) wrote: Summer Of Sam is one of the most underrated films you will ever see (if you've ever actually seen it, which is unlikely, because i sometimes feel like im about the only fucker who has) set over the worst summer in the history of New York City, involving the infamous New York Blackout, which saw almost the whole city being thrown into darkness, which in turn led to looting's, widespread arson and riots, plus a severe heatwave that was so harsh it took a few lives, and all this happening as a killer stalked the streets, The 44 Killer or The Son Of Sam, randomly murdering young brunettes sitting in their cars or walking home. (Quote from a New York resident of the time: What with the heat, the fire hydrants fanning out big sprays across the streets full of sweaty people, the looting, no subways, little work, no elevators, no refrigerators, Son of Sam roaming around, boyfriend sick, and punk rock as the sound track in my young head, Blackout '77 was a surreal, fun, scary holiday in New York City near its glorious nadir.) This intense, ferocious masterpiece from Spike Lee is an attempt to encompass the whole fucked up episode in the city's history, with the killer front and center in the minds of a couple of disco dwellers, punks and thugs trying to survive those brutal months, and tearing each other apart through hazy atmosphere and drug addled mistrust, aggression and contempt. John Lequizamo is brilliant in the lead as arrogant, cheating and troubled, drug popping dickhead Vinny. Adrien Brody, a spin the dice actor on weather or not he'll turn in a good performance or a bad one (sometimes entertainingly bad, have you seen The Village?) here gives us his best role as fucked up punk and SOS suspect Richie and Mira Sorvino walks off with the film as Dionna, put upon wife of Vinny, in a performance so good it once again make you question why she disappeared from Hollywood so completely. This is a stylized, vital shot of thrilling adrenaline, inventively shot and edited and filled with copious sex and bloody, brutal violence, drugs, debauchery, disco dancing and a fantastic jukebox of 70's tunes. It fucking rocks.
(mx) wrote: Though slightly formulaic in the traditional cop action films, Striking Distance benefits mainly by the solid performances by and on-screen chemistry between Bruce Willis and Sarah Jessica Parker.
(mx) wrote: This isn't a bad film, but I wouldn't call it great. The musical numbers are good, don't get me wrong. But the acting is average and the script is so-so. I'd like to see the stage version of "Newsies"; it sounds better than the movie.