Monday, December 31, 2007
Hey, isn't this movie supposed to be hateful?
I let the marketing and editorializing keep me away until now, and watched it expecting to stop it well before the end.
All of the hand-wringing was way off-base: Hostel is really just a well-constructed little thriller. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it.
What the hell. Recommended.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
I don't know...for most of its running time, this feels like an Afterschool Special about the Stasi. A bit simple. And are the actors playing characters who've grown used to keeping their reactions tamped down...or are they just not very expressive (not good actors) to begin with? Then comes the coda and, I promise you, your eyes will well up.