To say the movie Twixt is sick is true. To say the movie is genius is even more so. This movie twisted around a sick man's plot to protect orphan children from the vampires that live across the lake from his small town sounds like a plot that would be hard to follow. This movie is a mixture of darkness and light, black and white and color, beauty and darkness.
Coppola uses black and white filmography to show the past and the dream world that is entered by Hall Baltimore played by Val Kilmer. Baltimore himself is a drunken author using drunken and drug induced comas to write his stories. It was more than he bargained for when he went to the little town and met V a ghost played by the beautiful Elle Fanning.
All in all this film was disturbingly amazing. It really pulls you into the murder mystery of V's death and the lives of the residents of the town both in the present and in the past. I loved this movie. It is a dark and exquisitely beautiful work of art. I give it 5+++++++ stars
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Thursday, January 2, 2014
This is an odd movie, very much a grow on you movie. The rules are simple Race Or Die, if you leave the path, you die, The house school and jail are safe (really?) if you are lapped you die. There is only one winner. The movie itself touched on social issues, racism, right and wrong, killers, prey, weakness and strength. The movie was poorly acted but really made you think. It used a guerrilla style of film making which is becoming quite popular these days. There were no huge names in this movie and I can understand why, the movie is bad. However, I also liked it. I liked the moral issues involved in this movie. This is a movie I can say I've seen once, but I won't be watching it again. However if you like this style of movie a thriller with a questionable simple plot and holy cannoli moments you should see it.