Archive for Release Year: 1999

15 posts from 12 May 2023 to 25 July 2017.

  • Lake Placid

    Ensemble cast trade snarky remarks amongst themselves, and there’s a giant crocodile in the lake somewhere.

  • Being John Malkovich

    What can you say about a Charlie Kaufman script?

  • Pushing Tin

    Aren’t air traffic controllers wacky?

  • Sleepy Hollow

    Alternates between horror and comedy. Should have made up their mind and cut in the horror bits.

  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Probably Scorsese’s finest.

  • The World Is Not Enough

    Surprisingly introspective plot about oil pipelines in Asia Minor countries.

  • Analyse This

    Actually pretty funny. The basic plot is good enough, but the script is tight and very well acted. A joy to watch.

  • The Ninth Gate

    Polanski’s Eyes Wide Shut. Just an excuse to see his wife naked, yuck!

  • eXistenZ

    Remember, it’s written like that: capital X, capital Z. eXistenZ. It’s new, it’s from Cronenberg, and it is here.

  • The Blair Witch Project

    The grand-daddy of all found footage films. Squeezes emotional blood out of stones, creeks and tree trunks.

  • A Hora da Liberdade

    One of those alleged faithful recreation betrayed by amateurish production values. There’s way too many boom mics appearing on the shot.

  • Three Kings

    What a fucking mess, Jarhead mixed with Transformers. It zigzags between “serious” piece of American propaganda on the first Gulf war, and a regular action flick with shit blowing up and people firing guns behind their back.

  • Audition

    That’s fucked up. Slow burner, preps you you 90 minutes of romcom, for a final segway into trademark Takeshi Miike madness. The ending is very much anti-climatic.

  • Stigmata

    What a goddamn mess. A 90’s The Exorcist, radical and shit. Hideous in every way. It just ends, no payoff for our suffering girl. Just a stroll in a garden.

  • Blast from the Past

    This is a more romantic twist on Back to the Future, just another excuse to have the good old 40’s and 50’s back in the spotlight. At least the theme park version.