Tag: 1999

A Spike Lee Joint: Summer of Sam [1999]

What makes Lee one of the great American filmmakers of the ‘90s is that, very much like Martin Scorsese, he had a firm directorial handle on each and every aspect of the (rather wild) filmmaking. This master director of style, story, and substance continued with his incredibly probing and incredibly entertaining examinations on specific New York cultures within a specific time, getting the most out of the individuals that resided in these colourful settings.

For Your Consideration: Bringing out the Dead [1999]

In the end, it is clear that Bringing Out The Dead isn’t one of Scorsese’s most accessible feature films although he pulls no punches and still delivers a strange, often trippy, and harrowing look at Frank Peirce’s state of mind that’s as bewildering as it is entertaining and insightful.