"You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it: the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to PULL THE TRIGGER! "
Larry Cohen’s first film is a strange mix of tension, black comedy, racial commentary, and surrealism. It’s surprisingly artier than his later, more genre-friendly work, and features a fantastic performance from Yaphet Kotto. Challenging, fierce, and funny, maybe the best film Cohen ever made — definitely worth checking out!
He’ll never do this, but that would be fun. From his career peak of fame and success (PURPLE RAIN) to his fascinating car wreck hubris (UNDER THE CHERRY MOON) to a great capture of his artistic/performance peak (SIGN O THE TIMES) to just bad bad bad bad what the fuck bad (GRAFFITI BRIDGE).
A must watch for any horror or sci-fi fan. Hardware is an ambitious, artsy, exploitative, perverse, poetic, British low budget scifi/horror/action movie from 1990. It was originally supposed to be a 1-million-pound low-rent Terminator clone, but writer/director Richard Stanley gave it all he got, and made one of the defining cult classics of the 90’s. Dystopian future, killer robots, hard-hitting gore, explicit nudity, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, and the greatest soundtrack to any film ever. Don’t let the middling IMDB grade fool you, this is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. Most people hate it, but those who love it, REALLY love it.
Paul Verhoeven’s Christian horror movie. Ranked #93 in Empire magazines ”The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema” in 2010. Popular opinion is that Turkish Delight and Soldier of Orange are his best Dutch movies, but this really stylish horror gets my vote.