Pain & Gain
(dir. Michael Bay / 2013)
Right now this film is doing it for me and I can’t stand Michael Bay films (ok, “Bad Boys” is a splendid guilty pleasure).
Mark Wahlberg, The Rock, and Anthony Mackie have an extremely twisted watchable chemistry that enhances and compliments the Miami day-glo cinematography by Ben Seresin.
As cheesy as it may sound, I think this film has a lot to say about modern America. It’s a terrifically dark comedy made all the darker by the fact that it’s based on a true story.
Easily in my Top 10 Films of 2013.
(A fuckin’ Michael Bay film!)