'Fargo' is simply the best at what it does - offbeat comedy, gorgeous photography, and quirky characters shoved into life-and-death situations that they are in no way equipped to deal with. Frances McDormand does some of the best acting ever as Marge Gunderson, the sheriff of Brainerd, Minnesota, who investigates the disappearance of a local used-car salesman's wife, while extremely pregnant and extremely cold. She is a revelation in this film, giving the crazy goings-on a true heart, a true...
"Jingle Bell Rock" plays on the soundtrack as a helicoptor shot twists through the skyscrapers of downtown Los Angeles. Finally, we circle a round tower, and track in through the window. A teenage girl, drugged out of her mind, climbs out the same window and jumps to her death. So begins 'Lethal Weapon,' a tour de force of adrenaline that sees Mel Gibson, writer Shane Black, and director Richard Donner at the height of their careers...
I was a high school senior in 1994 when ‘The Crow’ was released, and it helped cement my undying love of film. I revisit ‘The Crow’ often, and believe it is a master class in atmosphere and art direction. Director Alex Proyas has sort of disappeared in recent years, but this film and his ‘Dark City’ took the look of Anton Furst’s Gotham City from ‘Batman’ and turned it up to new heights of decrepitude.
"Will you be my girlfriend?" Oskar asks. "I'm not a girl," Eli replies.
'Let the Right One In' is a lyrical, haunting ode to youth, loneliness, and love. At the film's heart, it is the story of a bullied little boy named Oskar who finds solace in his friendship with the new girl, named Eli, who isn't what she appears to be.