Tuesday, March 4 2008
"I think that, except for its ludicrous violence toward the end, the Death Sentence movie does depict its character's decline and the stupidity of vengeful vigilantism." Death Wish creator Brian Garfield talks to PopMatters about remakes, sequels, writing, and the meaning of vengeance.
Monday, September 3 2007
Charles Bronson's character wears a Chesire grin throughout that makes it seem like he knows everything about everyone; apparently, he's the only one who knows what this film is about, too.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Wednesday, October 4 2006
Roy's story is riveting stuff and would've made a great honest documentary or at least an amazing '70s crime picture. Instead, we get a series of "dramatic" recreations all photographed on cheap video processed with a "film look" filter which insures that the image will look even cheaper on video.
Monday, November 17 2003
Sergio Leone never met a portentous entrance he didn't like.