City of God | August 3, 2003
Just got the movie - City of God - out on video and have to say it's a corker. A kick ass gangster movie from the slums of Rio.
The camera work is beautiful. The camera zooms and spins in a stylistically balletic manner, reminiscent of the camera work in Lock Stock.
Over the course of the movie you're confronted by so many characters it's hard to keep track. In fact the only reason you can keep track is because most of the characters end up getting killed in a surprisingly regular fashion. Don't think I've seen a movie with such a high body count in ages.
What's more amazing (scary) is the film is based on true events. No wonder Rio gets such a bad rap. You wouldn't want to meet Li'l Ze and his mates on a dark night.
It's definitely the kind of movie you should go and see at the Duke of York's if it's ever on again. Top quality movie.
Posted at August 3, 2003 2:14 AM