Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Plot - Capitalist hunk go crazy.
Form - Eh.
F/X - No.
Acting - Bale is over the top nuts, more entertaining than any raspy throat Batmans.
Mise en scene - Capitalist hunk domains overstated to the max.
Quotables - No.
Cool stuff - '80s music, really dumb ending.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Form - Lots of gratuitous POV scenes that are pretty cool.
F/X - Not really.
Acting - Gary Sinese and Nick Cage are the perfect over-the-top pair for this material.
Mise en scene - There's literally this one shot of money with blood all over it when they're talking about figurative blood money. It's so insane.
Quotables - No, even though they try.
Cool stuff - Lots. Pervs, dirty cops, dirty military men, dirty chicks, etc.
Plot - It's the age old Scientology shaming documentary..
Form - People talk.
F/X - N/A.
Acting - People bein' real.
Mise en scene - N/A.
Quotables - Some quotable stuff. Mostly about alien souls and OT levels.
Cool stuff - The highest budget YouTube expose you'll ever see.
Plot - One of my eight-year-old self's favorites. Violent, so '90s it hurts fun.
Form - So '90s it hurts fun. Stylish TV backgrounds shame the media throughout.
F/X - See form.
Acting - Over-the-top from start to finish.
Mise en scene - Eh.
Quotables - A bunch.
Cool stuff - Tons.
Form - Whatever.
F/X - N/A.
Acting - Lots of famous old people actors who were on sitcoms throughout the '90s.
Mise en scene - No.
Quotables - Nah.
Cool stuff - No.
Plot - Scatter-brained junk, good sometimes.
Form - Stylish shit with lots of long dialogue sequences.
F/X - Great final battle.
Acting - Eh.
Mise en scene - Phenomenal. Tarintino, if anything, again proves himself to be a master of set design. Inglorious Basterds is probably my number one film of the 2000s for mise en scene even though the rest is awful.
Quotables - I dunno.
Cool stuff - Cool actions scenes, lots of space between them.