In which our heroes clearly begin to half-ass things and lose what threadbare faith formerly remained for any of their future promises.
Taos: Scorsese’s best. I might just be able to watch this once a week if I had the time. Plays like what it is: a classic.
David: In contention for my favorite Scorsese. Which I would hope says it all. (Which might be a misleading statement, but we’ll save that for another day.)
David: Back in part 1, I named Garden State as a reason for my interest in film and filmmaking. The day after I first saw Garden State five-plus years ago, I watched Hero; that weekend paved the way for who I’m to become. I enjoyed Hero‘s Rashomon-like story. Obvious to everyone I’m sure, though, its artistry in performance and realization is what ensnared me. Plenty could be said here, but most significant: it was lensed by Chris Doyle, then completely unknown to me but who today represents the level of ability and success I hope to achieve (in my own manner of course). Doyle’s work on Hero, his images–they’re permanently etched in the back of my eyes.
Taos: Cherry blossoms. Clouds of arrows. Flying Asians? Everything David picked is a definite re-watch for me.
Taos: Brutal and real. Scorsese flick of South America. Maybe memorable more for its harsh reality than anything else.
David: I recall this one only in broad strokes for whatever reason (one in which the blame doesn’t belong to the movie, I’m sure). Genius made I do remember, but I owe it another look.
Taos: The 2nd wittiest dialogue of the list. Gay Perry. Who’s this Downey Jr. guy. What else will go wrong… Loved it.
David: This I remembered liking more than when I saw it a couple days ago. Still entertaining as hell (I mean RD,J & Val Kilmer? Forget about it). The kind of movie to watch with several pals.
Taos: Deserving of recognition for its refreshing way of telling the story. I have a feeling this will only get better as the years go by.
David: A modern classic; its reputation alone establishes it as required viewing for any fledgling film buff. There’s nothing left to say about it. I mean, there are two kinds of people: those that have seen ESotSM and then everyone else.