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Collateral (re-watch)- Strong Full Price
Just saw Rango (2011) for the first time, and I saw the extended version, but I'd give it a 7.5 and that knowing that I usually give everything higher rating than what they deserve.
Watched The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971). This film has a chequered past, mainly due to Warners getting cold feet and the so called "moral" climate of the time. It's a timeless story of one man's desire to stand up against unsurmountable odds based on Aldous Huxley's superlative "documentary novel" the Devils Of Loudon.
This BFI dvd is a lovely but flawed thing, featuring as it does the X certificate (18) print released in the UK, sadly Warners are frightened of xtian whackos who have a flimsy faith when something as ephemeral as a piece of celluloid can dent it, it seems so have never released this before on DVD.
Which seems a shame. 10/10.
I didn't really understand why Gus Van Sant had to do long tracking shots for each character. It felt too long and too pointless. There were some bits which felt pointless (e.g. the long scene where the students are playing football) and it felt like he did it just to make it more arty. There were some bits I didn't understand. Like the black boy/jockey guy who wandered round the school corridors with all that chaos around but he doesn't seemed fazed by it, instead walking towards the gunmen. What was up with that?
I did enjoy the different perspectives of the characters and the ending was pretty good. It was also quite disturbing. But Van Sant just does too much in an 80 minute film and the result is pure boredom (except for the final 20 minutes).
Silverado- Full Price.
Oh, cool. You posted a status saying, "I will not read the fucking book.".... Didn't seem like you liked the movie...