Sometimes the box office is too relentless against singular and personal bets that go out of the norm and, on occasion, they become visionary in a way of understanding cinema. Or, simply, they are great films that, for the strangest reason, turned their backs on them to end up as box office flops.
Streaming lately is becoming the lifesaver for films of this type, having there the exposure and diffusion that they did not finish having in their initial journey. Today we review the different platforms to remember four amazing films that deserved better luck in theaters and are worth rescuing.
‘Hunter’ (‘Manhunter’, 1986)
Address: Michael Mann. Distribution: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang.
It is not uncommon for Michael Mann films to first meet with a lukewarm reaction at the box office and then be acclaimed and enjoyed on subsequent TV shows. It is not an exception first cinematographic approach to the figure of Hannibal Lecter -here played by a splendid Brian Cox- and also the character of Will Graham (William Petersen) before both were examined in the series ‘Hannibal’.
It wasn’t successful, unlike ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ would be, but it is an impeccable thriller from the Mann house, with that protagonist dealing with the conflict in remain fervently dedicated to your profession at the cost of ending up psychologically and emotionally broken.
See on Filmin and on Movistar+
‘The great falcon’ (‘Hudson Hawk’, 1991)
Address: Michael Lehmann. Distribution: Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell, Danny Aiello, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant.
One of the most unjustified failures of Bruce Willis’s career, who had the opportunity here to make a dream project. A combination of action, heist cinema and wacky cartoon comedy, where the actor makes a whole display of charisma. He maintains the vigor of his forays into blockbuster but taking his comedic past to spice up a movie that steals you white-collar and to a delicious jazz beat.
See in Filmin | Criticism in Espinof
‘Speed Racer’ (2008)
Address: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski. Distribution: Emile Hirsch, Matthew Fox, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, Christina Ricci.
Definitely a misunderstood and visionary approach of the Wachowski sisters to the spectacular anime. In terms of visuals and digital effects implementation alone the film is stunning and electric, influencing later filmmakers like Edgar Wright, managing to capture the colorful and irrepressible energy of Japanese animation while still making a live-action film. It is also one of the funniest and most unprejudiced films of the pair of filmmakers. all cool
Watch on HBO Max | Criticism in Espinof
‘The alley of lost souls’ (‘Nightmare Alley’, 2021)
Address: Guillermo Del Toro. Distribution: Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, David Strathairn.
A selection could be made only with the adult and Fox films that Disney released last year without doing much for them. And it’s a shame, because they put out great works by important filmmakers. among them this exquisite and sordid film noir exercise by Guillermo Del Torowhich is once again brilliant when it resorts to pulp than when it wants to pull botiquez.
It’s another monster movie, a recurring figure in his cinema, but nothing supernatural, apart from incredibly beautiful visually. Bradley Cooper also shines in a risky and very dark role that deserved more recognition from the industry and the public.
Watch on Disney+ | Criticism in Espinof