Isaacs Picture Conclusions

ANGEL HEART (1987) FOUR TOP HATS

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I’m sure there’s not a lot I can say about this that hasn’t been said before but I guess I’ll give it a shot anyway. This is an excellent movie and despite how much I can’t stand Mickey Rourke these days, this was made back when I thought he was a stud and he even did some acting in here instead of just standing around muttering, holding a dog. I probably would have given this top marks but the last few minutes where Rourke is going on and on screaming “WHO’S THE BOY?????? WHO’S THE BOYYYYYYYY??????” were actually kind of irritating and almost laughable. Other than that sour fart, this is an excellent movie. Speaking of that, and let’s see who’s reading closely, I have been pondering dropping the whole rating thing and just going with a big bunch of words about the particular film and ending with an “I loved it” or “this was stupid” type of thing. What do you think my dear friends?

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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, (there could be slight spoilers in this if you HAVEN’T seen this) our boy Rourke plays a fellow named Harry Angel. a private dick. He gets hired by a long haired and long fingernailed Robert DeNiro to go and find some dude named Johnny Favorite. On IMDB Favorite is spelled with a U (Favourite) but we don’t use those fancy styled words where I live. We also don’t go around carrying on about LITRES and KILOGRAMS, so we’re going with Favorite on this site. Anyway, as he starts his adventure into the bowels of hell, he runs across a little bit of this:

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and a little later on, some of this:

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Everyone he talks to ends up murdered (so yep – there will be spoilers since I can’t really think of any other way to go about it), he has some thrusty sex with Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling shows a dead boob, we see a LOT of rotary fans spinning (Oscillate Scrotey, Oscillate!!!), Robert DeNiro eats an egg and then turns out to be the devil himself!! Turns out Angel IS Johnny Favorite with amnesia, he’s been murdering everyone and even had sex with his own daughter (Bonet) See you in hell, pal.

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“I’ll see you hell Little Fockers!!!”

I know I’ve just been glib about this movie but it actually is really good, seriously, but I am sure everyone’s already seen this and has their own opinion. The production and sets were really good looking too. One of the coolest parts of this movie to me is when Rourke goes running down the street in that storm around the end. That and that montage where he remembers how he killed all of hose people. ย What do you Good Readers think about ANGEL HEART? What did you think about Robert DeNiro eating that egg? How did you interpret him as the woman in black? How about that chicken foot? Those nose guards? Did you want to buy that preacher a Cadillac? How did you feel when that horse fell on Angel? Do you believe that it rains that often in New Orleans? Did you buy into the fact that the devil could be in a church? How about the fact that the baby below was conceived immaculately? Have you ever been to Louisiana? What did you think about that fucking heat? Have you ever shown your boobs for beads?

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38 comments

  1. melissa nacinovich

    I haven’t seen this one either but just might watch it. You have an awful lot of questions in this little post of yours that I have NO answers for EXCEPT this one…keep the hat ratings and add the โ€œI loved itโ€ or โ€œthis was stupidโ€… LOL I like the hats, they tell me what to expect. The fewer the hats the funnier the post will be.

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  2. GaryLee828

    I say to rate your films using whatever ratings system you want (as long as the system isn’t confusing to your readers). This is your site, so go about it however you find the most enjoyment; after all you created this blog for fun, so you should have the most fun while running it. If you aren’t having fun with the current ratings system, then switch it up, or simply don’t have one at all. Your site, your rules. I personally don’t want to rate my movies on my blog, so I don’t.

    I liked Angel Heart. I’d give it a 7 out of 10. lol.

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      • GaryLee828

        Not yet. It’s on my to-do list; I spent a nice chunk of time writing that “Only God Forgives” entry and doing some more studying about that film, and Nicolas Winding-Refn, and trying to find “Pusher”, which was his Refn’s first feature that got him discovered.

        By the way, check out this quote from Winding-Refn:

        “Silence is cinema! We are so used to sounds; we’re always talked at. Silence is very rare for us for a long duration of time. It makes people very uncomfortable. But what it does, it also forces us to perceive on a much deeper level because we can no longer just be told things..Silence is like gold. It forces the audience to engage more, because they’re not being told what to think.”

        I completely agree, which is why I thought “Drive” and “Only God Forgives” were both so effective.

        “Alyce Kills” is the next movie I plan to watch to be ready for your entry this weekend; and I plan to watch Mutants within the next few days and drop you a comment over there. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Lem

    Since you’re asking for input – I say The Top Hat Rating System must not be tampered with – but that’s just one old man’s opinion …

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  4. Pfff, puhhhhllleeeeeeeease….Brazilian girls NEVER have to show their boobs for beads! Haha at your usual boob pics. It’s not an IPC blog without one dude! ๐Ÿ˜€ Btw, did you ever do an Alien movie review. I’m about to do one, so I hope you get your butt over to my blog and give your thoughts about the movie!

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