Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Angel Heart (1984)

Angel Heart features the best sex scene ever to be put on celluloid. Lisa Bonet of The Cosby Show fame proves that she is more than just a pretty smile. That smile has teeth. The sex scene was so powerful, it had to be cut down, or the film would have gotten an X-rating. All the goodies were later put back in, of course.

But Angel Heart is more than that. It is also the perfect thriller. There's murder and kidnapping and corruption, a savvy private detective that's seen better days, an intoxicating femme fatale, and there's voodoo. A pre-meltdown Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro at the top of their games, and a script based on an even more amazing book, that oozes of oomph.

And the atmosphere of the film is like a bath in a valium tub. Everything looks, and sounds and feels like a memory you've forgotten. Something you have to try to remember. A film you have to see.


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