A freed Frank White returns to the mean streets of New York, where he attempts to reassert his power over the Gotham underworld while cozying up to the city’s seemingly-legit interests. This disquieting tale is not about crime, itself, or greed, or brotherhood amongst thieves. It’s an amoral story of politics and power.
Dictionary.com defines a cliché simply as “anything that has become trite or commonplace through overuse”. There are two apparent clichés which I would like to talk about here. The first is that the black guy always dies (usually when referring to a horror film). The second is the sentiment that the black guy always dies. It happens. And we know it happens. But is it because Hollywood is full of racist, bigoted assholes? Probably. But such is the world in general.
I just ran out of bullshit.
They say that dislike or like of a movie is a subjective concept. Who exactly “they” are, I have no clue. But how about if a film is “good” or “bad”?
Winter madness. Isolation. Paranoia. Claustrophobia. Terror. Alienation. Assimilation.
Man lives by destiny. And its destiny is to live with constructs of itself.
Director Josef (Gore Vidal): “You keep your workstation so clean, Jerome.”
Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke): “It’s next to godliness… Isn’t that what they say?”