1: NO REST FOR THE WICKED
From now on I am gonna trust no one but myself. I am sick to the teeth of people writing bad reviews for films when clearly they don’t know what they’re on about and must’ve been high on crack when submitting the review. I have began to wonder if some those critics had a personal vendetta against these directors, actors. I believe that if you don’t got anything good to say then just keep your mouth shut. One of the main reasons I’ve started up this site is to submit nothing but positive reviews for films that I’ve personally enjoyed and think you guys would as well. If I don’t like the film then ill just not write about it, it’s that simple and that way I ain’t hurting nobody’s feelings. Win win
Anyways this is probably the darkest Spanish thriller that I’ve seen to date. I found this film hugely entertaining and I thought that the acting from the main character was exceptional (complete with mullet, tache, and big sunglasses) and the rest of the cast was as solid as a rock also. The director also deserves a mention for giving us a great Spanish noir thriller.
The story follows a crooked cop called “santos” who leaves a witness at the scene of a crime. We then follow this bent cop as he races against time to cover up his tracks. He is a cop at the end of the day so he knows what to do and it was actually very clever the way that this happens.
A bigger and badder storyline lays ahead also but I never knew anything about it so I’d advise you all just to watch it like I did and enjoy.
2: A BITTERSWEET LIFE
Released in 2005 ” a bittersweet life” is still a force to reckoned this is a hardcore korean thriller with great acting , directing and just doesn’t stop from beginning to end. We all know that this director knows his shit. This is the man who helmed the almighty “I saw the devil” which in my option is one of the finest serial killers movies ever made and we all know know that “I saw the devil ” is one of the most fast paced, and extremely intelligent films around.
The story is very simple and that’s what’s so enjoyable about it. Everything about it is predictable but this isn’t a bad thing. Unlike any other Hollywood film this movie has intelligence as well as predictability. You want the film film to move forward and you are looking forward to the outcome.
After doing a good deed “Kim Sun-Woo” thrown out of his gang. It ain’t long before he returns seeking revenge on them. That’s basically it, it don’t sound like much bit I promise you this is better than 90% of the film you’ve ever watched.
The film starts off with “Benny” getting deported back to Mexico from the United States . The border cop says something like ” welcome to Mexico, don’t ever fucking come back”, and from that moment on Benny is thrown back into the world of violence, drugs and guns which he tried to leave 20 years ago. After being mugged several times at gunpoint on his first day back “Benny” is now desperate and sees no other choice but to hook up with old friends who now work for a cartel. He needs to earn money and get his brothers wife and his nephew across the border and into the United States.
I don’t think this film would work any wonders for the Mexican tourist industry, it really does make Mexico look like a really bad place, hence the name “el infierno” (hell), but in saying that, this film is remarkable, brilliantly written, acted, extremely violent, sad, and has murder and corruption in almost every scene, but the best thing about this film is that although it had all the violence, murder and corruption and is drenched in depressing and shocking realism, they still manage to keep you laughing and entertained right to the end.