On this episode of Films Uncorked Podcast, with our special guest Rachel, we watch Hard Boiled. Chow Yun‑fat is a police officer trying to catch a drug lord that killed his partner and an undercover cop unexpectedly helps him.
Elizabeth Berkley is Nomi an inspiring dancer that arrives in Las Vegas with just a suitcase and her dreams. The crazy shenanigans that happen after she arrives the subject of talk. Thank you to our guest Brendan for requesting this movie and being on this episode!
Sorry for running a little late with this episode, but the Films Uncorked Podcast crew was making a cross-country trip with a special guest Aj Anglero the Writer & Director of We Lawless Few. Don’t worry, we didn’t have any issues with Mickey and Mallory, but we think that you are going to enjoy this episode to end the month of love.
Dallas Buyers Club is my movie pick of the week. It is a flawed and yet perfect example of the Hollywood biopic due to it being so flawed.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both play their roles wonderfully, and were recognized as such by the Academy, they are let down by a meat-fisted biopic story that loses its characters in the politics of its subject.
As such, the film loses its momentum by the end and scrambles to tie together what loose ends are left. Many biopics suffer the same fate, with so much effort made to build a believable portrait of the figure in question and not enough to applying their life story to a resonant and coherent story structure. But fuck it, go watch it, it’s fine.
Natural Born Killers with a special guest coming this Sunday 2/25.
A young student, Liu Yude, gets caught up in the local rebellion against the Manchu government and ends up fleeing for his life. After seeking sanctuary at a Shaolin temple he has to convince the monks to teach him kung fu so he can get his revenge. From here begins the story for the 36 Chambers he must survive.