This year in movies, everything seemed to be replicated, duplicated, adapted — from literature, nonfiction, comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, the New Wave, the Land of Geekdom, and sometimes, not just according to the Raelians, real life.
This includes the so-called 'Torture-Porn' sub-genre and the wave of nasty French horror movies that serve over-the-top brutality and sadism without the levels of extreme gore that gorehounds expect.
Listed here are the most extreme, as well as the violent milestones of the 90s, most of them mainstream movies that take pride in finding new extreme ways to display or explore sadistic violence on screen.
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See also Ryan NicholsonNick Palumbo. Recommended Eden Lake A surprisingly good and intense wildness-survival thriller that earns its violence with realism and three-dimensional characters. This is the movie Last House on the Left should have been, albeit it focuses on bad parenting and criminally violent teenagers instead of exploitative backwoods psychos.
A couple on romantic vacation encounter a gang of young hoodlums. It starts with rudeness and annoyances, and escalates to shocking levels of violence, with realistic reactions amongst the teenagers, all driving the adults to desperate, nihilistic measures.
It flirts with the border of excess, piling on a bit too many physical and emotional tortures, but retains its visceral grip. The ending feels too bleak and depressing, but it drives its point one last time to the gut.
Think of this as a more extreme Lord of the Flies, where the deserted island is replaced by very bad parenting. A fitting companion piece to Miike's Scars of the Sun also goodand the more down-to-earth and restrained Cherry Tree Lane which is good for a single watch. Nicolas Cage is a detective hired to track down an alleged snuff movie with unknown authenticity and a missing girl into the hells of extreme underground pornography.
The movie intensely and correctly focuses on the effect of this world on the mind of the detective and his new-found acquaintance Joaquin Phoenixand the darkness increases slowly as he digs deeper.
Relatively non-explicit, and it tries hard to show only what it has to, but the subject matter, Cage's performance, and plot events are so dark that this will disturb you in any case.
An intense, balanced and thoughtful exploration of dark perversity. Natural Born Killers A controversial attack on violence and its worship by the masses and media. The stylistic, even avant-garde approach by Oliver Stone and the over-the-top levels of violence and depravity sickened many people, but this movie does have a message and it is done with a near-excess of style and talent.
For example, depicting the incestuous father and dysfunctional family as an old entertaining comedy sitcom is a stroke of genius. Most of the movie follows the antics of an 'enamored' wild couple in a journey of violence, sex, courthouse antics, jail, and beyond, and all the while their popularity soars.
Oldboy Park's most twisted entry in his trilogy of cruel vengeance films. An annoying, garrulous man is imprisoned in a tiny apartment for 15 years by an unknown enemy.
When released, games are played with him as he tries to figure out who is after him, bent on revenge and dark thoughts while developing a strange relationship with a sweet woman. As usual with Park, realistic plot and characters are secondary to style, drives and ideas, but these abstractions manage to take over the movie in a delirious peak of twisted and cruel creativity.
Unique and intense scene after scene explores cruelty, disturbed minds and revenge with inspired cinematography. Pulp Fiction Practically the cinematic event of the decade. It had the whole world buzzing and inspired a slew of copycats and followers.
The unconventional structure of the movie, telling at least three intertwining stories not necessarily in chronological order was a big influence on other movies.
But the real star is the smorgasbord of standout characters, each with his or her own fleshy personality and acted by well known actors.Cinema Originality, Where did it go? In the recent years, I feel as though I have not seen an original movie. I am constantly frustrated with the obscene number of remakes, sequels, prequels, spin-offs, and movies based on other things like video games.
I think the worst kind of unoriginal movie is the remake. Thus, the lack of originality in modern cinema can be found in this idea of remaking films or continuing a film series long after its origination.
In today’s cinema, there are so many examples of both of these things. Emma inspired me to get out of my comfort zone, which is a reoccurring theme throughout her channel, and I'm happy to be.
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