You're missing out if you haven't seen this movie, decided to watch it again and I'm glad I did. Do yourself a favor and watch it as well. #Hesher#soofuckinggood#movies#AHHH
Day 234 - Raging Bull (1980)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty and Joe Pesci
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Plot: An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that lead him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
My Rating: 10
I've got no idea why this was filmed in black and white but I think it works well here. There's quite a lot of black and white movies that I've seen since the start of the year and this is definitely in my top 5.
I think boxing is one of the most boring sports imaginable but I really enjoyed this movie. The story was interesting and the fight scenes were good but pretty crazy, it's hard to believe that someone could get hit in the face for so long without the fight getting stopped if they aren't defending themselves. And that happened in pretty much every fight in the movie.
Picking my top 5 black and white movies is much easier than choosing my overall favourites. Here's my top 5 in order, let me know if you would pick anything different.
2. The Maltese Falcon
3. Raging Bull
5. On the Waterfront
Project Almanac - Movie Review
Director: Dean Israelite
Writers: Jason Pagan & Andrew Deutschman
Cast: Amy Landecker, Sofia Black-D'Elia, Virginia Gardner, Jonny Weston, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Gary Weeks, Gary Grubbs, Michelle DeFraites, Katie Garfield
The best part of the film was definitely Dean Israelite's visual style. While I did dislike the film, I can understand why he was brought onto the recent Power Rangers reboot, as he has a very unique way of of combining found footage style filmmaking with clearly inspired and dedicated direction.
Critics seemed to be fairly split on Project Almanac, but I was certainly on the negative side of the spectrum. For me, this movie just didn't work. While I admire the unique take on the found footage genre, it seems to include some of the annoyingly common tropes that truly awful found footage films often fall into. The performances are something you would expect at a middle school play, and do nothing to support the interesting idea of time travel. There are far too many plot holes to count, and so many convenient plot devices are thrown into the story that it makes it hard to get invested in the movie at all. I honestly think I rolled my eyes in this movie more than in The Boy Next Door, which is really saying something. It just expects you believe so much that it is impossible to follow exactly what's going on and why these events are happening.
Despite Dean Israelite's best efforts, Project Almanac just does not have enough strength to even bring it to mediocrity. It is a fine example of why found footage movies typically don't work