On Films

I am very random when it comes to films. I can’t say that I have a mood of some sort into these things, but I always find it exciting when it tackles history, wars (jampacked of dialogues carefully inserted civic government or societal issues) and, of course, humor.

1. La Haine (1995)

A French film about a group of three young men struggling to live from one of  France’s housing projects. the state of the area was pretty much a basket case. It was also then that a friend of theirs, Abdel Ichaha, was nationally televised being brutalized by the police shortly after a riot and now lies in a coma. One of them, Vinz, picked up a gun that a cop has dropped during the riot and vows to use it against a cop if Abdel dies.

Although it basically followed on the group’s whereabouts for the day (drug selling and using, general lurking into the city, getting random fights,getting busted by cops wearing civilian clothes and then letting them go, exchanging obscene puns, conversations with their mothers and sisters about behaving and money, school, principles and everything in between), the film greatly represented the group’s individual dreams, passions and misplaced but growing hate to the system. La Haine is The Hate translated to English; it came from Hubert’s words in one of their dialogues:” Hate begets hate” or roughly “Hate breeds hate”.


Aside from the magnificent plot, I am applauding this film because of its cinematography. It being black and white did nto limit its quality and angles and zoom panoramic techniques.

Hope you have a sit down with it someday.

2. Trainspotting (1992)

Familiar with La Haine’s plot, it’s also about a group of young English men n Edinburgh trying to be making sense of the world while getting high on cocaine. Renton, wanted out and to get clean but would always have his attempts futile because of his friends.

Humor. It’s scary humor is what got me into this film. It may be the scariest dark-humor film I have seen in my life. Spud’s choices and follow through is just so real to me I couldn’t quite place it. I do not know why is it so familiar to me.

3. Clockwork Orange (1971)

Pure Kubrick. A story about chaos and the great masterplan on alleviating it but later proving to be a failure.

A scifi suspense about a new world order of violence and insurmountable power. Revolving about Alex and his group, the film astounds you with qurky sets and odd dialogues. Their group ans wandering about and lands on a heist. Because of former betrayal of Alex to one of his group-mates, they revenged on him by leaving him in the middle of the robbery. While in prison, Alex then becomes a lab rat to a government lead psychological research on curbing from violence, lust, murder and other forms of evil by repeatedly showing him videos of rape, abduction and massacre. As the psychology worked on him, the tests soon became positive and Alex was allowed to be returned to society. The plot thickens when Alex had to dwell on the mess he left before going into prison and face his new life.

There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

4. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

A Tarantino film that revolved around a failed jewelry break-in. A group that called each other with colors instead of their names and All strangers to each other were hired for a burglary by Mr. White. Not all six of them survived the shootout. As the persons remaining was able to convene on the hideout, they began suspecting one of them is a police informant.

Love love the pure gangster chic. Especially that collective walk with them on suits. Bang bang bang.

5. The Big Lebowski (1998)

“The Dude” a careless hippie faced an anomaly regarding his car was forced to accept a one-time high-paying job for a rich man. The narrative gets even more odd and complicated when “The Dude” meets and accidentally sleeps with the rich man’s step-daughter.

This is the oddest of them all as the coolness and simpleness was so cunningly made to be iconic.

ALSO: BOWLING and Steve Buscemi

Therefore I conclude, I like movies that has badass and underground vibes. I don’t even know why I’m listing this.


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