“I think all movies are worth watching.” - Jafar Panahi
"Twice the pride, double the fall." - Darth Tyranus
I really like the material, I really like Cameron Crowe’s style, but I’m not sure those two things go together very well.
Some scenes are very inspired, Tom Cruise delivers a really fine performance. The needle drops in this thing are wild.
I know this film was released after 9/11 (a nice mid-December release date for the Oscars), but it was of course filmed before that and feels very pre-9/11 to me. Like, one of the last great pre-9/11 films.
Film history, right here on video tape. A very good movie. Possibly the best, I dunno, I love it. Tonight I’m thinking about the inhale Roller Girl makes when she takes Dirk into the supply closet, how my favorite music cue in the film is “Boogie Shoes,” the expression on The Colonel’s face after he first sees Dirk’s cock, everything about Michael Penn (his performance, his style), and how Dirk organizes his clothes by color as well as designer.
King Kong is one of the great modern myths, as well as one of the great modern tragedies. There will always be Kong films in some form or another.
I first saw this maybe 15 or 16 years ago. There was renewed interest in the original when Jackson released his remake. I’ve loved this film since first seeing it. Spectacular epic filmmaking, a roaring score that I sometimes hum to myself. Robert Armstrong is unforgettable. This film perhaps misses out on…