The hard thing about period pieces is those who make them are subject to the sensibilities of the time they are being made.
Walk through the past, when Frankenstien scared kids like my dad at age 5.
In all this is a nice film that should leave a smile on all but the most cynical of faces.
A mix of film noir with the mind-bending enterprise of action we’ve come to expect from Joy, we have something that doesn’t excel at either, but fills our time well enough.
…this is mostly an excuse to show some very capable killer ladies strut their stuff on screen for in just under two hours. This is more than enough for me.
While I would not call this film a classic by any means, it certainly does entertain more than most films that premiere on Netflix.
The older he gets, the more it feels like he gave up trying long ago. If this slate of films is considered art of any kind, then I don’t know crap about film. I only know these films qualify as crap.
You won’t be moved to smile by The Quarry. You will be moved, though.
All told, this is a beautiful, if dispensable film for any time. It’s got a universal appeal with a simple story that works for purposes of a positive message in a desert world.
Greenland is the kind of film that straddles the line between disaster movie and armchair psychology about those trying to survive it at all costs.
Come Play is another debut by a director who turns a successful short into something hopefully better with studio support. The results are mixed, but overall this is the kind of film one shows their kids if unsure whether or not they’re really ready for a scary movie.
If you want something to watch as it turns dusk, you could do worse. From dusk till dawn, though, you should try for something with more than chills.
Overall, this is an effectively creepy story that is more contained than his other stories of horror breaking out everywhere. The explanations behind it all are interesting enough. The gore is grotesque enough. Still, it’s only slightly better than an average film.
If you want to see the state of low to mid-budget horror in the late 70’s, this is as good a place as any to start.
As it stands, there is no one that can take it’s cult status away. This will forever be a history making cinematic effort, even if it is almost as annoying as it is scary.
This film made impression enough on me that I started following Oldman, there and then, and I have never regretted it.