Sunday, August 19, 2012

Weekly Round-Up (8/12/12 - 8/18/12)

La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini) **** - I decided to revisit this film since it's one of my favorite films of all time. It's funny, sexy, sharp and sad all at once. Beautiful and haunting.

The Raid: Redemption (Gareth Evans) ***1/2 - The plot relatively simple: An elite team of police raids an apartment building ruled by a notorious crime lord with most of its tenants hardened criminals and druggies. Bloody gun play and brutal fights ensue. I've seen A LOT of violence in my years of watching films but in this film, there are several moments of graphic brutality that made me flinch. Despite that, I'm still a dude who really got a real kick out of seeing the kick-ass (literally) fight scenes and the action. It's not as good as John Woo at his best but it's still an extremely well-made action picture.

Viridiana (Luis Bunuel) **** - This is another revisit. It's yet another brilliant film and one of my all-time favorites. The Vatican branded this "blasphemous". In a way, yes, it is. But it's reverentially blasphemous if that makes any sense.

2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

"The Raid: Redemption," sounds dark, edgy and exciting which is exactly what I love to see in a film so I'm sorely tempted to check it out, the other two films sound extremely interesting too, I'd love to watch all three of these so thanks for the roundup as always mate.

Adam said...

haven't even heard of these films