3 items from 2014
I have a curious habit, maybe you have it too, if you are a real movie geek, film fan, cinema addict, what have you.
A certain number of movies that I have seen and loved with all my heart were losers at the box office or were mercilessly slammed by critics, usually both. This doesn’t happen all the time, mind you. I know a bad movie when I see one. But several times I have seen a movie on opening day and loved it so much I was sure it would be a big hit and be loved by critics and film goers, nope, not all the time.
Here then is my own personal and highly eccentric top ten list, with some honorable mentions, of movies that lost out, yet I love them still, many of them desperately, hysterically, madly do I love these films, well anyway… let me tell you about it. »
- Sam Moffitt
Following the trend of reimagining classic films into television series, Fargo has been nothing but a pleasant surprise. Although it samples none of the original plot from the 1996 Coen Brothers film, there is a similar air to the cold, quirky and dark television drama set in Minnesota. The series stars Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard, an impotent husband who strives for the ability to defend himself and reclaim some of his masculinity. Innocently he falls into the dark world of Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) and in almost no time at all, everything goes from snowy white to blood red when Malvo kills for Lester. Malvo continues his seemingly calculated path of destruction, which quickly gains the attention of the local authorities. Two opponents to Malvo in this “good vs. evil” story are Deputy Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and Officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks), who are both led by their »
- Richelle Charkot
“… I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you, but I enjoy the way you lie.”
On a still night in 1876, Seth Bullock executes a man. He hangs him out in front of his jail, from the rafters while a mob demands that the thief be handed over to them for their own version of justice and/or revenge. It’s Bullock’s job as the marshall to perform this act of justice but it’s one that he doesn’t want anymore. There are so many ways this night would be easier for Bullock; he could hand the man over to the mob or he could consider the thief’s propositions for his quick and speedy release with the promise of stolen riches on the way to their mutual destination of Deadwood, a small town well outside of the United States’ borders. Just like Bullock, the »
- Scott Cederlund
3 items from 2014
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