Let's have a look at my own personal history with this great film and then, we'll have a look at why I rated it in this particular way. That seems totally fair. I found out about this movie when it came out and well, I was very interested in it right from the beginning and I watched it all the way through close to after it was released on DVD. For some reason, I had heard about the marketing campaign etc. that happened in America, but as I live in England, there wasn't really a big deal made about it here. I didn't hear much buzz about it but, after the Oscars happened, I was even more so interested in it - being because the film itself got a number of Oscars that I thought were incredibly well deserved.
Directed by Robin Hardy, this British Classic makes a great excuse film for a rainy day and is possibly one of the greatest films created quintessentially by the British. It is an amazing film with all the trimmings of a horror/thriller cult classic.
Hereditary (2018) is a movie I have watched many many times, all the way through, in individual parts, in sections and even backwards, forwards and inside out. I have tried over and over again to see what the hype was all about and, I have even tried telling myself repeatedly that I must love this movie because everyone else does. Let me explain why I finally gave it a two out of five rating.
The 80s was an incredible decade for film, not only was there new and inventive cinematic techniques being developed, but there were also an incredible amount of really, really good and entertaining movies. My opinion though, may be very different from yours and so, we may not have the same views when we talk about what the greatest films of the 80s as a decade were. What we are going to look at is what I rate as the ten best films of that decade and why I rate them so. So, without a further introduction, I'd like to give you my top ten films of the 1980s and why I feel like they are contenders for the list.
I totally missed this movie when it first came out. Why? Well, there were other films that were out roughly the same time that, even though they didn't star Leonardo DiCaprio, looked far more interesting than a crime drama about one of the world's most problematic FBI Agents. It was subsequently released without much press at the AFI Film Festival in the November of that year and I'm not gonna lie - it was like crickets for some reason. The best I could hope for was the movie poster on the back of an Empire Magazine issue from round about that time. It was then released six days later in the cinemas and even though we had a little bit more of a marketing campaign, I think with the grittiness of the trailer juxtaposed with the lightness of Christmas, nobody really noticed it was on TV for thirty seconds or so. The movie itself should've been released in the summer so that it could've had a wider audience, but with a budget of $35M and a profit of $84.9M, I think the film did do pretty well on its own given the fact that it wasn't pushed so much. I think people were watching it because Leonardo DiCaprio was in it.
It is very well-known that Malcolm X (1992) may be one of the greatest biopics ever made and it is even more well-known that it is possibly Denzel Washington's greatest performance of his career. Personally, I am so obsessed with this film, I just keep watching it over and over again. Every single time a new detail comes to me and every single time I love the film more and more. We all know that shit gets real as soon as Sam Cooke's song "A Change is Gonna Come" hits the movie whilst the car scene is in play.