This my mothers favourite film.She loves all them psychological thriller type films.During the first 15 minutes i was a little sceptical,i thought Fosters acting was a bit off.But as the film progresses i realised that that was all part of the character of Starling.A great film,it spawned 2 sequels and a prequel i think.For anyone who hasn’t heard of it,it’s about a locked up serial killer who was once a psychiatrist,is he still one?, who is asked to help out with a current serial killer who’s doing the rounds.He seems to know his shit and actually met the killer on the loose once.Foster plays a cadet at the FBI academy who gets tasked with interviewing him in the hope that a little eye candy will help him relinquish some info.Hey presto it does.There’s a few famous faces here who went on to pursue parts in series like Barney the asylum guard who was in The Wire and buffalo bill himself was in Monk.I think.Some good camera work.The close-ups and cuts betweens people as they talk is super effective.I don’t think i had any qualms with the film,i did notice in the last scene where Starling is graduating that they have a huge cake with the FBI emblem on it and the woman cuts a piece that looks like about a 20th and there seems to be about 50+ people at the do.No cake for most of them it seems.
IMDB RATING – 8.6
MY RATING – 8.4
SEEN BEFORE – YES
RECOMMEND? – YES
OVERALL – GREAT ONE LINERS THROUGHOUT;TOUGHENS THE NIPPLES.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST MONKEY BALLS!AN ELEPHANT MAN!
A young American scientist develops a teleportation device and just when he’s getting ready to try it out on himself for the first time, an elephant sneaks into the machine and alters his DNA.Nah,but really The Elephant Man is a great film.I had never seen it before but i always assumed that he was called the elephant man because in some way he resembled an elephant. Incorrect. In actuality it’s because when his mother was 4 months pregnant she was clobbered by an elephant and this is what they attribute his massive deformities too.His real name is John Merrick and he’s the perfect English gentleman but he does come across a bit camp in parts with all the ‘oohs’.Anthony Hopkins plays the part of concerned and aspiring doctor very well.It was filmed in 1980 but it’s in black and white to give a Victorian fell,much to it’s benefit.There’s one hairy scene 90 minutes in where an orderly who works at the hospital takes about 25 people from the pub and sneaks into Johns room and fucks up his night for him.The scene is made all the more worse with the circus type music playing.That’s bad.Another beef i had was when John gets the shit beaten out of him Hopkins takes him somewhere quiet where he can rest.Where does he take him?To a fucking bell tower that some loud ass bells going on the hour every hour.One of Guy Richies regulars is in it too,see if you can spot him,he was in Lock Stock,Snatch and Layer Cake.
IMDB RATING – 8.2
MY RATING – 8.5
SEEN BEFORE – NO
RECOMMEND? – NO
OVERALL – VERY GOOD.THE LAST SCENE HAS SOME GOOD CLASSIC MUSIC AND SOME WEIRD DIALOGUE IN SPACE.