Monday, September 22, 2008

Angel Heart

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I'm not counting this for noir month, but it is weirdly fitting. Sort of at the intersection of film noir and horror. Not a great movie, but fun enough, with a strong performance by Mickey Rourke (back when he was still good looking).

I'm not exactly a big Alan Parker fan, he's kind of the poor man's Oliver Stone. Extremely over-the-top, but not always in a compelling way, and his movies I've seen that deal with more serious issue are actually kind of offensive. I like him a lot more when he sticks to weird, silly shit like this, where his full frontal assault style can be fun.

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