Re: GZR Film Club
Last Edited: 6/20/2014 at 08:33am
wingnut wrote:Gonna add Bronson. made in 2008, maybe, Streaming on Netflix. About England's most violent prisoner. True story. Awesome.
This Bronson flick seems to be great. By the trailer, it seems to follow a know art direction, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Then I saw that the director, Nicolas Winding Refn, also directed Valhalla Rising
(2009), and Drive
(2011). I'm gonna be checking it out, for sure.
From the same director, if you haven't seen it yet, I wholeheartedly recommend Drive
. It's one of the best films that came out that year. A true gem. It's got 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it says: "With its hyper-stylized blend of violence, music, and striking imagery, Drive represents a fully realized vision of arthouse action.". I haven't watched all of his movies, but he seems to love to portray raw violence in his films. Valhalla Rising
, alone, should be enough indication of that.
CHECK THIS ONE OUT:
This past week, I watched a korean cult classic, Old Boy
(2003), for the first time. It's one of those films which leave a mark on whoever watches it. Check this monster and you'll understand where I'm coming from. Some people find it a little disturbing, and, depending on your movie background, I understand how it could be. The violence is Quentin Tarantino worthy, and the story is very unique, in my opinion.
The movie tells the story of a guy who, for no apparent reason, is imprisoned in what seems to be a hotel room for 15 years. He is suddenly set free, and that's when his journey begins. From then on, it's a 90-minute rollercoaster you won't soon forget - the movie clocks in at 1 hr. 58 min. There's also a 2013 hollywood version, with Josh Brolin, but I didn't even bother, since everyone says it's a dumbed down version of the original, and just plain silly. Original Oldboy Trailer here.
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