While additionally making everybody look at some basic philosophical questions about reality. Thanks to the Wachowskis, we all took the red pill, and we’ve by no means regretted it. Michael Mann’s starry upgrade of his TV movie LA Takedown squeezed each final drop of icon-juice out of its heavyweight double-billing, bringing Pacino and De Niro collectively on screen, sharing scenes for the very first time. The trick was to only do it twice throughout the whole working time, with that first diner meeting just about fizzing with alpha-star electrical energy.
With bowling, marmots and a urine-stained rug. Somehow concurrently shiny and gritty, Nicolas Winding Refn’s ’80s-infused vehicular noir was an easy movie to fall in love with — regardless of a number of outbursts of spectacularly horrific violence.
Which is why, unlike its central character, it’s going to never get old. From “Parasite” to “Beanpole,” these are the 50 … Read More