Wednesday 30 Jul
 
 

Escape from Tomorrow

With Escape from Tomorrow, one fears the story behind the movie would loom larger than the movie itself. Luckily, that is not the case. After all, it opens with a decapitation on Disney World’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster.
05/06/2014 | Comments 0

Sorcerer

William Friedkin spends a lot of time in his 2013 memoir discussing why Sorcerer didn't click with critics and audiences even though he believes it to be better than his previous film, The Exorcist. Now that Warner Home Video has reissued Sorcerer on Blu-ray, we can see what Friedkin's fuss is all about.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broadchurch: The Complete First Season

Welcome to the coastal resort of Broadchurch, population … oh, who can keep track, what will all the corpses? Yes, Broadchurch is yet another British television procedural involving the search for a murderer in a quaint little town, just like the limited series The Fall and Top of the Lake.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Essentially part five in the ridiculously profitable horror franchise, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones continues the found-footage conceit of the other films. The difference is instead of the scares taking place in rich white suburbia, they do so in a junky apartment complex on a largely Latino side of Oxnard, Calif.
04/23/2014 | Comments 0

Holy Ghost People

Holy Ghost People examines two sisters whose bond is torn — but by what? After her sibling has been missing for more than a year, Charlotte (Emma Greenwell, TV's Shameless) intends to find out.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0
Home · Articles · Movies · Action · Public Enemies
Action
 

Public Enemies


None July 9th, 2009

publicenemies-still-001-HQ

It's not clear what "Public Enemies" is trying to say. There are muddled messages about the expansion of the federal government into states' legal jurisdiction, along with the requisite message that crime does not pay, but one would hope the film could illuminate something of the man behind the myth along the way.

Sadly, it only reinforces that myth by making Dillinger's life seem more symmetrical and tragic than it really was. In reality, he was a murdering thief. He just happened to have a fair bit of luck and cunning "” which helped him make a couple of spectacular jailbreaks "” and a fair bit of media savvy with which to create and spread his own legend. Rather than putting the man in context, "Public Enemies" wants to glamorize him, extending his inexplicable fame into another century instead of leaving it in the past, where it belongs.

"”Mike Robertson

 
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
 

 

 
 
 
Close
Close
Close