Archive for the Category 1990s


Dead Man

I hadn’t heard of this Johnny Depp movie, but I’m a huge Depp fan, so I gave it a shot.

The movie is about an accountant from Cleveland heading out west because he was promised a job. Well, it took him two months to get there and the job was already filled. Distressed from having used all his money to travel and get that job, he goes to the saloon and buys a drink. Eventually meets a lady and goes to her place. Now to make a long story short, he kills the woman’s ex-boyfriend and is on the run from the law where he meets an Indian.

The movie might be a little slow, but it’s a typical Jim Jarmusch movie. Which is good, because I love his movies (Coffee and Cigarettes, Ghost Dog, Broken Flowers, etc). Filmed in black and white gave it the old western style look.

It’s a very good movie if you like Depp (there’s some other big names in it as well Gary Farmer, John Hurt, Billy Bob Thornton to name a few). It almost reminded me of a Tarantino movie a bit. I’d recommend this movie if you like either Jarmusch or Tarantino’s works.

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This is not the Crash that came out in 2004. This is the one that  came out in 1996 with James Spader, Holly Hunter, etc.

Directed by David Cronenberg, it is nutty. Most certainly a WTF movie. The overall premise is that there is a group of people that get off on getting in car crashes and to some degree blood and death.

There’s quite a bit of mature content in this film, I would keep your kids away from it, probably. I wasn’t sure what was going on during the film, but it eventually made sense. The ending was awesome.

The movie starts out with a married (I think) couple that have an open relationship. They eventually find this underground group of people that remind me of the book Rant (where they go around smashing cars, sort of). In the movie like to go around and smash cars and get cut up, it’s their sexual release.  I won’t go any further into it because it is enjoyable and don’t want to give any more spoilers out. I do recommend it.

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Delicatessen has some of the most memorable photography and colors in it.Probably because it was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (who also did Amelie, The City of Lost Children, Alien 4, and A Very Long Engagement).

The movie is set in the future, seemingly post-apocalyptic world where food is scarce. One small French town survives by eating people under the guise of a butcher’s shop.

It all seems good until the butcher’s daughter falls for one of the new tenants they are about to feast on.

Overall the movie is excellent. Great directing, acting, and plot. Give it a shot if you have seen and liked the other movies I listed from this director.

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Following is from director Christopher Nolan, who has done The Dark Knight, Memento, The Prestige.  All these films came after Following.

Following is about a guy who follows other people and writes about it. At least until one day when he follows the same guy twice and gets caught. The guy that he was following is a thief and brings him into his world of stealing from people’s houses.

The movie showcases Nolan’s brilliance. Such a great movie. Acting, direction, plot, is all damn near perfect. You can certinely see why Nolan has become such a great director in his later films.

Following is a must-see for any film lovers.

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