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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Movie Review: Black Snake Moan

I finally rented Black Snake Moan it is like a flick from the 70s. Plenty of skin, and strong black heroes. Samuel Jackson is great as a farmer who returns to the blues when his wife leaves him. It reminded me of the sexploitation and black exploitation films of the 70s. Jackson finds Christia Ricci outside his house. Jackson, instead of calling the police or an ambulance, and being falsely accused of a crime takes Ricci in. I don't want to go into to many details, but it is a good film, and while Jackson's character uses unorthodox means to cure Ricci, he always has the best intentions when dealing with her. The movie is rated R, so this is not for kids, and the Ricci character is an over the top nymphomaniac with a drinking problem. The movie comes to an expected end, like most flicks of its type from the 70s. The only big difference between the old style exploitation flicks of the 70s and this is the quality of the film, very good lights, and the use of more that two cameras. This is a high quality film and in away it loses some of the grittiness of a badly lit, poorly processes film that was the standard of 1970s exploitation movies.

UPDATE

8/2/07 I just looked at this post today, and boy was it garbled up. I don't think it was that way originally. I am not sure what happened, but it is fixed now.

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