one of the best heist films of all time

i believe the Fast & Furious film franchise is one of the best of all time because the first few movies are basically just people driving very fast to early 2000s hip hop but there’s only so far you can go with that so all of a sudden it becomes car-based heist movies that each seem to have to one-up the previous one. 

so the latest one has a car chase that involves a literal submarine

anonymous asked:

Would you recommend a movie?

Not sure if you wanted ‘80s or just movies in general so here are a couple of lists for you if you want some awesome movies to watch :)

‘80s

- The Breakfast Club (1985) // teen movie that everyone can enjoy; heartwarming, funny and emotional, with fantastic acting from a young cast. John Hughes’ amazing script was often veered away from by the actors, who ad-libbed and experimented, some of which remained in the film. 

- Scarface (1983) // Violent, full of adrenaline with a great performance from Al Pacino at the helm.

- The Shining (1980) // Terrific horror film with stunning direction from Stanley Kubrick and a nothing short of insane performance by Jack Nicholson. It’s definitely a film that gets under your skin.

- Back to the Future (1985) // Funny, clever sci-fi classic. Essential ‘80s viewing for anyone.

- Raging Bull (1980) // Scorsese-directed biopic, with a stunning performance from Robert De Niro as boxer Jake LaMotta. The sporting sequences are beautifully shot and the story of this flawed man is certainly engrossing.


Non-’80s

- Midnight Cowboy (1969) // One of my all-time favourite films! Stars Jon Voight as an aspiring gigolo and Dustin Hoffman as a conning street weasel both coming together as an odd couple struggling to get by in New York.

- Badlands (1973) // Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen are a young couple who involve themselves on a whirlwind road trip full of crime. Great early performances from the actors; sensitive and suspenseful. Not much of a plot, but it’s nevertheless a great watch.

- Dr. Strangelove (1964) // Black comedy about the prospects of something going wrong with ‘the bomb’ in the heights of the cold war. Peter Sellers gives three performances as different characters, and each one is brilliant.

- Goodfellas (1990) // One of Martin Scorsese’s best films in my opinion! An essential ‘gangster’ flick with amazing performances, a fab soundtrack and a gripping story documenting the rise and fall of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta).

- Dog Day Afternoon (1975) // Sidney Lumet’s classic film about a bank heist gone wrong and exploding into a media sensation. Amazingly wired and wide-eyed performances from Al Pacino and John Cazale. One of my all-time favourites too :)

They were just a few of my favourites and ones that sprang to my mind! If you watch any of these I hope you enjoy!

GOOD TIME

(2017, Josh and Benny Safdie)

The city becomes a jungle at night, and Josh and Benny Safdie’s Good Time throws us into that jungle with all of the wild animals for one hell of a ride that is quite easily the best film of the past few years at least. Robert Pattinson gives a career-defining performance in the leading role of Connie Nikas, a street criminal desperately trying to make money over the course of one night in order to post bond for his mentally handicapped brother Nick (Benny Safdie), who’s been arrested after the two botch a bank heist. It’s impossible to effectively capture the experience of watching Good Time into words, suffice it to say that the Safdies fully immerse us into this practically foreign world of insane, deliriously entertaining characters, while mastering a tone that keeps the adrenaline pumping from one scene to the next. This movie starts at a ten and doesn’t slow down for a single second, barreling forward to a point where you can barely pause to catch your breath.

Familiar faces like Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi pop up in small but memorable roles, but the real scene stealers are two unknown actors, Buddy Duress and Taliah Webster, who come out of nowhere and dominate the screen with turns simultaneously hilarious and surprisingly sympathetic. For a movie loaded top to bottom with criminals and low lives, the Safdies and their excellent cast mine a great deal of empathy out of these characters and despite some of the deplorable actions Connie commits, there’s such a strange fascination in watching his journey unfold that you never want to stop watching. Of course that hypnotic need to stick with this story for every second is further cemented thanks to the remarkable cinematography of Sean Price Williams and especially the unbelievable score from Oneohtrix Point Never. Good Time is truly a movie where every element is working at all times, all of the pieces coming together to form an absolute masterpiece of cinema that is unrivaled in recent times.

A

me: *has never seen reservoir dogs*
cashton: *dresses up in reservoir dogs costumes*
me: reservoir dogs is the greatest movie of all time it’s my favorite move in the world nothing is better than reservoir dogs directed by Quentin Tarantino a 1992 american crime thriller film starring quentin tarantino, Steve buscemi, Chris own, michael madsen, harvey keital, and tom roth where after a simple jewelry heist goes wrong the surviving criminals begin to suspect one of them is a police informant

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Harry Hennessy revisits the “greatest independent film of all time”, Reservoir Dogs

Lauded by many as the greatest independent film of all time (and in this humble reviewers opinion one of the best of all time, period) “Reservoir Dogs” catapulted Tarantino to fame, introducing the genius to the greater public (we are immensely grateful) and giving us the first glimpse of his distinct and flawless style of film making. The psychological-crime thriller follows the events succeeding a jewelry heist gone wrong, beautifully framing the four surviving criminals and their bosses descent into tragedy through suspicion, fear and violence.

The ideas of trust and moral conscience recur constantly, and are vividly portrayed in the film: the robbers are unified and torn apart by their bonds of loyalty, respect, and mutual distrust of others, with a foundation of lies and manipulation leading to their inevitable downfall. Mr. White (portrayed by Harvey Keitel) impressively sums up the role of “old school” mafia man, heavily influenced by his almost Sicilian principles of honour among thieves and trusting nature ironically contrasted against his immoral actions and the last pull of his trigger finger (if that doesn’t intrigue you, I don’t know what will). Michael Madsen as the enigmatic and psychopathic Mr. Blonde is everything we are told as scared children about the world of crime (evil men doing evil things just to watch the world burn), and in most films would have stolen the show with his twisted and haunting nonchalance, if not for Tim Roth, a revelation as Mr. Orange.

By far the most striking motif in the movie is the criminal morality. Throughout the film, Tarantino creates a blatant disregard for basic social norms and a compliance with intrinsically wrong acts accepted as the norm itself. The comparatively naive high moral standards of Mr. Orange accentuate the complacent horrors of this world, and the confusion and torture those of pure mind endure when faced with these realities. His inner turmoil and shock at those around him is masterfully portrayed, and his outer turmoil and shock is beyond perfection - indeed, Roth’s transformation and, ultimately, portrayal of the angst and regret every man experiences before death is legendary (if the film hadn’t been independent he’d have an Oscar right now, but that’s a rant for another day).

In what soon became his trademark, Tarantino exposes violence bluntly and honestly in a brazen act of harsh reality rarely welcome in cinema, but which perfectly suits this gripping underworld tale. His stunning dialogue paired with his cunning non-linear storytelling slowly develops the piece and each intricate character - and besides, the dialogue is, quite frankly, cool - above and beyond what any other screenwriter can do. This harrowing tale stresses the love any man can feel irregardless of disposition and morality, and shows us how in our bleak and violent world, good always succumbs to evil, all in the classic Tarantino style. If you haven’t seen it yet, get your act together post-haste.

Harry Hennessy