🇮🇹 by #thortilla1 “L’insaziabile”
In merito a tutti i discorsi relativi ai film sottostimati, penso che “L’insaziabile” sia spesso un titolo dimenticato. Il montaggio e le scelte di colonna sonora sono piuttosto singolari e c’è il rischio che ti distraggano dal film. Nonostante questo, è teso, raccapricciante al punto giusto e sorprendentemente violento. Se gli anni ‘90 sono stati derisi per la mancanza di validi titoli horror (lasciando stare i titoloni, ovviamente), pare curioso che questa piccola gemma di fine millennio sia passata inosservata. Mi auguro in una futura rivalutazione.
Consigliato al 100%!
🇺🇸 Regard to all the talk about underestimated #movies, I think ”Ravenous" is often a forgotten title. The #editing and the #soundtrack choices are rather unique and there is a risk that they will distract you from the #film. Despite this, it is tense, creepy at the right point and surprisingly violent. If the 90s were mocked for the lack of valid horror titles (leaving the headlines, of course), it seems curious that this little gem of the end of the millennium has gone unnoticed. I hope for a future revaluation.
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John McTiernan’s The Hunt For Red October is considered the big daddy of submarine films and up until today I’d never seen the whole thing front to back. I now get the hype. This would always be on AMC or TBS Superstation when I was a kid, and my dad would always tune in no matter what. What a fantastic, thrilling, well acted film and one that carries a life affirming antiwar message while still containing some hair raising scenes of aquatic combat. Marko Raimius (Sean Connery) is a legendary Soviet sub commander who has disappeared with the covert nuclear boat the Red October, plotting a course for the US eastern sea board and ditching any orders from Russian command. Is he going to nuke the east coast? CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Alec Baldwin) believes he means to defect and disarm but that’s a tricky thing to prove based on a series of hunches during a time of such uncertainty as this. Jack has an uncanny intuition about this guy, who remains somewhat of a mystery, even to his own crew and country. A harrowing series of chases, near misses, standoffs, moral wrestling, betrayals and political posturing ensue but at its heart this is a film about one dude who has had enough of war and just wants out, a theme I greatly appreciated and enjoyed. Connery is superb here and this might be my favourite of his performances. He’s both enigma and beacon of personal integrity whilst fiercely not letting anyone get in his way, including a pesky, short lived political officer (Peter Firth). He carries the film with a grizzled nobility and despite being an antagonist of sorts, is the most likeable and relatable character. Baldwin fares very well as Ryan too and although Harrison Ford is still my tops, he plays this guy to the hilt with spirit and determination. Other standouts include Scott Glenn as a badass American sub captain, Richard Jones as a wry US negotiator and Courtney B. Vance as a keen radio communicator. The cast is amazing with killer work from Stellan Skarsgård, Joss Ackland, Andrew Divoff, Tomas Arana, Sam Neill, Tim Curry, Jeffrey Jones, Timothy Cathhart, Ned Vaughn, Fred Dalton Thompson, Gates McFadden, Shane Black, Peter Jason and James Earl Jones.