Thursday, March 26, 2015

2 Guns

Denzel Washington and Mark Whalberg are 2 undercover agents who don’t know the other are undercover agents. This is the ultimate macho BS movie - Denzel is fun when he plays the bad guy- but the movie is so absurd - it literally is a big penis waving contest. I was engaged enough to finish the movie but would not suggest it to anyone. C-

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Life of Crime

Life of Crime - this neo-noir based on an Elmore Leonard story is a solid modern attempt at film noir. While the lighting is not the typical shadows and light and the story has a more comedic touch than most of the noir cannon.  This movie is about a botched kidnapping attempt set in Detroit in the late 70s. Jennifer Anniston is the kidnapping victim of 3 hoodlums that don’t quite jell as a unit but  manage to kidnap the wife of a philandering sleazy businessman portrayed by Tim Robbins. This movie is not for everyone and probably won’t satiate the film noir purists -but I enjoyed it. B-