Posted in Lists and Top 10’s, tagged Black Swan, Colombiana, european horror, gothic horror, Hanna, Hugo, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Julia’s Eyes, Mark Kermode, Priest Stake Land, psychological thrillers, Rocky, Submarine, Sucker Punch, The Art of Getting By, The Artist, The Awakening, The Skin I Live In, Warrior Real Steel on February 10, 2012 |
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During a review film critic Mark Kermode has suggested the cinematic nostalgia of Hugo and The Artist would make a great double bill. With this in mind here are a weeks worth of double bills from last years movies (UK release):
Monday: Psychological Thrillers
Thematically very different but stylistically similar: Black Swan and The Skin I live in, two great psychological thrillers that both owe a debt to 70’s European horror.
Tuesday: Female assassins
Two very different takes on an idea. Hanna is the better movie but I don’t think it is as good as the reviews have suggested. On the other hand Colombiana isn’t a great movie but I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.
Wednesday: Kooky Teens
Take a teenager who doesn’t quite fit in to school and society in general and throw into the mix a first relationship and you have a kooky teen movie. There have been two great examples one British and one American: Submarine and The Art of Getting By
Thursday: Girls in asylums
Although they look very different Sucker Punch and John Carpenter’s The Ward are actually very similar films. The Ward has sadly been overlooked and Sucker Punch unfairly slated, I know I am in a minority but I like both movies.
Vampire movies are still coming out thick and fast, the best of from this year are the surprisingly good Priest (don’t bother with the 3D version) and the original and innovative Stake Land.
Saturday: Rocky for the 21st century
Using fighting robots and cage fighting but Warrior and Real Steel are essentially still sports movies like Rocky with all the same themes and messages and like Rock Both are very watchable.
Sunday: Classic Horror
Hammer is yet to recapture the eerie brilliance of its original gothic horror in its absence comes two brilliant chillers, Julia’s Eyes and The Awakening.
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