Friday, August 26, 2011

Cinematic Recommendations For Patriots, 3 Percenters, and Other Rabble-Rousing Revolutionaries

I've said it before...

Life is too short for bad cinema.

The following are some movies I've watched recently on Netflix.

I give all of these flicks a four out of a possible five stars.  

The subject matter of these films is kinda dark, so you probably won't be wanting to watch them with your best girl or anything.

Or small children...

This is guy stuff for the most part.  These movies will get your blood pressure up and flowing.

Trust me on this.  I don't recommend shit that sucks.

Check them out if you haven't seen them and are so inclined.

These movies will give you many interesting things to think about.


Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments section...and I mean different stuff...not the run-of-the-mill bullshit.

Yes.  I've seen Red Dawn...

No.  I don't think I'm Siskel or Ebert...




Michael Collins

1996 Rated-R 

-Julia Roberts is in this.  I find it amusing how her "Irish" accent comes and goes.  She does have a purty mouth, however.  The scene at the "footy match" is especially brutal, and will piss a guy right off...

"Neil Jordan directed this powerful biopic about the rise and fall of Michael Collins (Liam Neeson), the charismatic leader of Ireland's fight for independence. Collins and his companions de Valera (Alan Rickman), Broy (Stephen Rea), Boland (Aidan Quinn) and Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts) used guerilla warfare to attack the British. The eventual treaty was seen by many as a weak compromise, and Collins was branded a traitor to the Irish cause."


Flame and Citron

2008 Rated-TV-MA 

-English subtitles are only mildly annoying.  Intrigue, skullduggery, double-crossing, and exquisite violence.  Kill a Nazi for Mommy, won't you?

"Based on actual events, this exciting drama tells the story of World War II Danish Resistance fighters Flame (Thure Lindhardt) and Citron (Mads Mikkelsen). Taking orders from Resistance leader Aksel Winther (Peter Mygind), the two systematically assassinate Danish collaborators and Nazi officers. But they are far from heroic in their personal lives, and filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen explores the serious flaws of these complex men."


The Wind That Shakes the Barley

2006 Rated-TV-14 

-probably should have English subtitles because the Irish brogue is pretty heavy.  Watching government agents and traitors "getting theirs" will make your heart soar.  Maybe.

"As political tensions brew in early 1920s Ireland, brothers Damien and Teddy (Cillian Murphy and Padraic Delaney) abandon their civilian lives and take up arms to liberate their country from the oppressive "Black and Tan" squads of Britain. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Ken Loach's provocative drama examines a microcosm of civil war in Cork, Ireland. Liam Cunningham co-stars."



2008 Rated-R 

-James Bond takes on the Nazis and helps the Polish Jews escape the ghetto and certain extermination.  The guy who plays his brother enjoys nothing more than gunning down Nazis wholesale.  Who could blame him?  What fun!

"Daniel Craig stars as Tuvia Bielski, one of four Jewish brothers who escape from Poland into the forests of Belarus during World War II to lead a band of resistance fighters and create a safe haven for Jewish refugees. The real-life sanctuary established by the Bielski brothers saved more than 1,000 Jews from persecution and death. Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell and George MacKay also star in this moving historical drama based on actual events."


I took the movie descriptions verbatim from Netflix because I'm lazy, I couldn't be assed to write them myself, and because I've never had an original thought in my life.

Sue me.

Go watch the fucking movies!