1983’s Bad Boys is an underrated masterpiece about boys on the verge of being men who don’t realise they’re about to become hardened criminals if they don’t break out of their cycles of violence soon. The movie is entertaining shocking and at times incredibly moving. Sean Penn is Mick O'Brien, a young Chicago street thug torn between a life of petty crime and the love of his girlfriend (beautifully played by Ally Sheedy). But when the heist of a local drug dealer (Esai Morales) goes tragically wrong, Mick is sentenced to a brutal juvenile prison where violence is a rite of passage and respect is measured in vengeance. What follows is one of the best prison dramas of all time- in fact it's our favourite. Penn is nothing short of terrific in the key role, which, given a minimal amount of dialog, calls for him to rely primarily on his emotional and physical abilities. Director Rick Rosenthal builds the tension masterfully, helped by a fantastic Bill Conti score. The final scenes are not only exciting, but depict a moment of metaphysical transformation for O’Brien in to a world of civility where he could possibly change the ring of crime once and for all.
The film version of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize–winning play is a scorching, profane investigation of the wheelings and dealings among a group of Chicago real-estate salesmen and a stunning showcase for a remarkable ensemble cast. Al Pacino gives a tour-de-force performance as Ricky Roma, the cocky, silver-tongued office hotshot. Of equal note are performances by Jack Lemmon as the one-time kingpin who has fallen on hard times, Alec Baldwin as the terrifying “motivator,” and Alan Arkin, Ed Harris and Kevin Spacey as fellow salesmen-cum-con-artists.
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Johnny is a successful banker who lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with his fiancée, Lisa. One day, inexplicably, she gets bored with him and decides to seduce his best friend, Mark. From there, nothing will be the same again... The Room has been slaying audiences now for over 10 years throughout the world with rabid fans called Roomies screaming out lines and tossing plastic spoons in the air. Why? No matter what you’ve already heard, nothing can prepare you for the once-in-a-lifetime big-screen experience of seeing actor/director/producer Wiseau mumbling his way through this excruciating love triangle about a kind-hearted banker, his best friend and his cheating bride-to-be. It has many unforgettable scenes, but keep your eyes peeled for pictures of spoons, close football tossing, characters vanishing and emerging and even one that announces ‘I definitely have breast cancer’ as a throwaway conversation starter. Unmissable.
A sun-baked film noir related in the style of a demented fever dream, "U-Turn" lives almost as dangerously as its wild characters, and gets away with it. Exceedingly raw, imaginative, daring and energized, this rare straight genre exercise by Oliver Stone is loaded with twisted motives, brazen amorality, double dealing, incestuous relationships, subversive intent and hilariously surreal asides