It's good!! Crazy weird sets from 1920!
Good, a classic nihilistic plot that was rehashed later in other countries' films to lesser effect, though Kurosawa himself nicked it from Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett.
I watched all the classic Bergman films (well most of them) and this is the only one I didn't like, I went back to it later and still didn't like it. Hammy symbolism and it never makes it clear just what was so awful about that old guy to begin with that he needed his redemption. I know I'm alone in this and I hate bashing a classic but I honestly just don't care for this movie.
>The Green Mile
Overlong Oscar bait. I saw it in theaters and really had trouble keeping my eyes open before the end. And I like Shawshank too, or at least the first half of it--but this film continues that to lesser effect. Sam Rockwell did well, I s'pose.
Saw this in theaters and really loved it at the time. I'm an older guy now and have a little bit of trouble *loving* any comic book movie (TDK comes the closest) so that response seems slightly silly to me now, but I will admit that I actually still appreciate the way this movie keeps hitting Peter Parker over the head with problems. I don't really like any other Spider-Man movie (didn't see these last two though) and the third one really destroyed my goodwill from the second one.
>Ace in the Hole (shout-out to BD)
It's good....the cynicism seemed to me better earned in that film than in Sunset or Indemnity.