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by hotsake
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Cannibal Holocaust
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Cannibal Holocaust

I've heard a lot of things about this movie over the years but the one thing I had rarely heard was just how well the movie was made. Yes there are animal deaths in this but its not as exploitative as it is in many other films. The killings shown had a purpose and the animals were eaten. Also as a t...
by hotsake
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

I'll need to check out some of his earlier work. A lot of once great directors seem to fall into this pitfall as they change their style to fit "modern" audiences. They don't understand the music video style direction with the quick cuts and they poorly attempt to imitate what they don't u...
by hotsake
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: The Crusades
Replies: 0
Views: 279

The Crusades

Tonally I found this very similar to The Adventures of Robin Hood that would come out in 1938. There is a surprising amount of singing and humor sprinkled throughout the movie. King Richard starts off as an arrogant, rude, self righteous asshole but he warms up a bit when he falls in love. The Musli...
by hotsake
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

I made sure to watch this film before watching Sholay partially because everyone seems to hate this movie mostly because someone dared to remake the "Godfather" of India and partly because I wanted to end on a good note and watch the better movie last. The first thing I notices about this ...
by hotsake
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Salaam Bombay!
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Salaam Bombay!

The film is under two hours long but feels much much longer. The direction and editing are the weakest parts of this movie. The acting is decent overall with Nana Patkar being the standout. In fact I think Nana is my favorite Indian actor even beating out Big B. Krishna was an interesting character ...
by hotsake
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Paradox
Replies: 0
Views: 332

Paradox

The story is kind of slow and not that engaging although Louis Koo seems to be giving it his all. Louis Koo isn't completely convincing with the martial arts but he doesn't detract too much from the fight scenes. You can tell that Sammo Hung did the choreography for the film it has his style. As the...
by hotsake
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: A Bridge Too Far
Replies: 0
Views: 259

A Bridge Too Far

A big epic movie stuffed to the brim with an all star cast. The size and scope of this film is more impressive the the actual story itself. The film has a very poppy score which I found distracting. Most of the cast isn't given that much to do but it doesn't really matter since there was so much goi...
by hotsake
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Caligula
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Caligula

Over the top and pointlessly ridiculous. Features an over abundance of nudity which wouldn't be so bad if they wouldn't have randomly panned to a nude scene for no apparent reason other than to be like "Hey look hardcore naked people" The acting, costumes and sets were very theatrical and ...
by hotsake
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Full Reviews
Topic: Axing the Coffin: Death is Eternal
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Axing the Coffin: Death is Eternal

The movie starts off as a fairly standard action drama but then for no real reason has a comedic ghost scene followed by a nightmare sequence. Neither of these things have anything to do with the plot. The film fails to has a real protagonist or antagonist and due to this fails to be very engaging. ...

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