9/21/2014

The Limits Of Control (2009) ***

Focus On Film: Episode 21 – December 2014 Criterion Titles

Focus On Film Episode 21 is up!

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In this episode:

"Focus On Film Theme" & commercial music: Daniel Sardella

Ghostbusters II (1989) ***1/2

An unfairly maligned and underrated sequel. The score isn't as good, the soundtrack isn't as good, the ending is weak and some of the f/x are cheesy but the first half is very strong and most of the dialogue is great. I've always really enjoyed this one.

Ghostbusters (1984) *****

I hadn't watched this in over 5 years. "What a crime..."

9/08/2014

One Hour Photo (2002) ****

After Dark, My Sweet (1990) ***1/2

A really good adaptation of Thompson's book - a little different than I was expecting and only missing a few bits, but largely faithful. The cast is strong and it's a nice slow burn modern noir. The biggest marks against this film are the unfortunately blasé and cheesy score by Maurice Jarre (who has scored some major classics) and the fashion. If only this had been made in a different decade.