Movie Diary 4/24/2010

The Good the Bad the Weird (Kim Ji-woon, 2008). Uhhh…holy cow. I can hardly argue with a movie that builds to an incredibly extended climactic chase across the Manchurian flatlands that involves a thief on a motorcycle, a bounty hunter on a horse, a hit man and his posse, and a large section of the Japanese army toting heavy artillery, all converging along different vectors at top speed. I mean, I’m human. Otherwise this is a silly and gleefully violent picture that holds your attention pretty much throughout. (full review 5/7)