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Southland Tales [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Dwayne Johnson
Southland Tales [DVD] DVD ~ Dwayne Johnson
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kelly's anti-heroes..., 17 Nov 2008
I can see this getting the same plaudits (from those who lambasted it first time round, no doubt) in 20 years time as Gilliam's 'Brazil'.

An utterly non-conformist, anti-hollywood, anti-film film. Watching it is like turning up at a crime scene. It doesn't make sense until you begin to sift and investigate the minutae. It makes YOU work very hard for any satisfaction and even then, when you think you have a hold of the thing, it will turn round and slap you between the eyes.

Brilliantly flawed, simultaneously profound and completely farcical (there are moments of great comic writing here, brought to cringing life by a cast as diverse as the ideas on show). A flayling,… Read more
Black Dialogue ~ The Perceptionists
Black Dialogue ~ The Perceptionists
5.0 out of 5 stars Genre defining, 3 May 2008
'Black Dialogue' is essential post millennium music. It's a brave, passionate, philosophical and human interpretation of the state of contemporary America and beyond. This is truly effecting and pioneering music.

Masterpiece? You decide. My only complaint is I am struggling to find something to compare this to... it's genre re-defining.
Revolver [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jason Statham
Revolver [DVD] DVD ~ Jason Statham
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evolver?, 8 July 2006
Ritchie took a risk. Not that taking risk is a given for success, but, at least it shows a determination to create something that you believe to be worthwhile. Whilst relying on typical genre devices and also seemingly 'borrowed' ideas from recent movies; there is also a great deal of new filmic concepts brought to the 'table'.

The narrative is complex ,but, paradoxically simple. The chess analogy suits this idea well.

It is the case that mainstream cinema is infact, usually, devoid of any risks. In some ways a filmaker of Ritchie's mixed calibre has taken an even bigger chance by creatng this as his follow up to the aptly titled 'Swept Away'. Revolver has artistic… Read more

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