Thursday, June 4, 2015

Film Log 6.04.2015

Goodfellas (1990)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Number of viewings: ~10

Comments: Seen so many times and still great. Even the secondary characters in this film are memorable. Better than The Godfather, rivaled only by Kinji Fukasaku's yakuza pictures.

That Demon Within (2014)
Director: Dante Lam
Number of viewings: 1

Comments: Campy. Watching it I felt like I was watching a crime thriller directed by Douglas Sirk. There are so few expressionistic crime films out now, most crime films adopt a documentary realistic style, but Lam unabashedly pushes for such an extreme look that you get lost in the story. Of course, the story is ridiculous but that doesn't mean it's not believable within the universe of the film. Andy On from Johnnie To's Mad Detective appears in this film also as a morally ambiguous cop.

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