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ACTOR - Steve Buscemi

  1. SirPant
  2. Anthony

My favorite review described me as the cinematic equivalent of junk mail. I don't know what that means, but it sounds like a dig.

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Parting Glances 1986,  R)
Sleepwalk 1986,  R)
No Picnic 1987,  Unrated)
Kiss Daddy Goodnight 1988,  R)
Heart 1987,  R)
Call Me 1988,  R)
Vibes 1988,  PG)
Heart of Midnight 1988,  R)
New York Stories 1989,  PG)
Slaves of New York 1989,  R)
Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989,  PG)
Mystery Train 1989,  R)
Mystery Train
Three stories, each story interweaving with one another, an international cast including several musicians (the brilliant and sorely missed Joe Strummer and the fantastic Screamin' Jay Hawkins who was the invisible star of Jarmusch's first film) and a killer soundtrack, not to mention Elvis's ghost. I wonder if Quentin Tarantino has ever seen it? Jim Jarmusch = Cool. Night on Earth's elder brother and an inspiration to many great films.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 1990,  R)
King of New York 1990,  R)
King of New York
One of the best gangster films ever! This is a classic and one of Ferrara's best!
Miller's Crossing 1990,  R)
Miller's Crossing
Miller's Crossing has always been overlooked in my opinion as being one of the best gangster films of all time The scene in the woods with Byrne and Turturro is an absolute classic! It funny how they won the Oscar 16 years after making this film for No Country for old men, they've been making masterpieces for years!
Zandalee 1991,  R)
Barton Fink 1991,  R)
Barton Fink
This is the Coen brothers finest film in my opinion, its certainly my favourite. Its been a huge influence on modern cinema, and Ive seen it been ripped off countless times! As close to perfect film making as you can get! Brilliant.
Billy Bathgate 1991,  R)
In the Soup 1992,  R)
In the Soup
Steve Buscemi is always good but Seymour Cassel really steals the show in Alexandre Rockwell's cult comedy!
Reservoir Dogs 1992,  R)
Reservoir Dogs
There is no denying that Quentin Tarantino is creative. I will say however that he has never produced a single original idea. Reservoir Dogs is a great film, a remake/reworking of Ringo Lam's City on Fire. I would also point out that its an improvement but there is no denying that Tarantino is a film fan who's films are so close to plagiarism, its a wonder how he's got away with it for so long. I guess its because he make great films!
Crisscross 1992,  R)
Twenty Bucks 1993,  R)
Twenty Bucks
A brilliant collection of short stories all linked by a 20 dollar bill. Highly original, with a great cast and great script.
Rising Sun 1993,  R)
Rising Sun
A pretty good thriller that?s satisfyingly unpredictable. One of the better, East meets West dramas of the time.
The Last Outlaw 1994,  R)
Ed and His Dead Mother 1997,  PG)
Floundering 1994,  R)
The Hudsucker Proxy 1994,  PG)
The Hudsucker Proxy
An underrated Coen Brothers film, for me its definitely one of their funniest, assessable and stylish works. The performances are brilliant as our the over the top sets. It's one of their only 'family friendly' films, for adults and, you know, for kids! ;o)
Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
Pulp Fiction
I've said it before but Quentin Tarantino is a thief. That said this is a very enjoyable swag bag and there is no mistaking his enthusiasm, energy and most importantly, his influence. He got a lot of people to pick up a camera with his impact in the early 90's which has done cinema a lot of good. I hate the script though, something he's always congratulated on but I can't understand. It's too inane to be cool, I enjoy the realism (His characters go to the bathroom, whoo hoo!) but his scripts are just awful. And so the love hate relationship continues..
Airheads 1994,  PG-13)
Relatively good fun but definitely of its time!
Somebody to Love 1996,  R)
Who Do I Gotta Kill? (Me and the Mob) 1994,  R)
The Search for One-eye Jimmy 1994,  R)
Living in Oblivion 1995,  R)
Billy Madison 1995,  PG-13)
Desperado 1995,  R)
A great modern Mexican western that really pushed Robert Rodriguez's career. There's too much Tarantino type dialogue for my liking though.
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead 1995,  R)
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
A great crime caper, with a fantastic cast. Boat drinks!
Fargo 1996,  R)
The story is beautifully simple, but its the characters and the actors performances that make this film so brilliant. It's easily McDormand's best to date. The best thing about this film is that when it came out cinema was going through a bit of a stale patch but when Fargo came out, they really raised the game and between 96 and 99, so many instant classic were produced. I really do think the Coen brothers are due credit for that, although they themselves are still on top of their game and untouchable.
Trees Lounge 1996,  R)
Trees Lounge
I've waited 16 years to see this, I'm glad to report that it is as good as I'd hoped. I've always been a big fan of Steve Buscemi, who isn't?, and I enjoyed Animal Factory and Interview too. If you're not a fan of his however, you need not trouble yourself. I found the pace and irrelevance of the story to be quite refreshing, until I remembered that the last great golden age of cinema was USA 93-96 and so I became nostalgic. Then I laughed at ChloŽ Sevigny's haircut. I loved the 90's.
Kansas City 1996,  R)
Escape from L.A. 1996,  R)
Escape from L.A.
A guilty pleasure with a fantastic cast. Tongue firmly in cheek but a disappointing sequel. Not great but forgivable.
Con Air 1997,  R)
Con Air
Con Air isn't a bad action film, it's rather silly and over the top, the way action film should be, I guess it just isn't my cup of tea!
The Real Blonde 1998,  R)
The Wedding Singer 1998,  PG-13)
The Wedding Singer
I'm not a big fan of rom-coms because usually they are neither romantic or funny. I have to say though that i do like the pairing of Barrymore and Sandler. This is an average film made much better thanks to Billy idol!
The Big Lebowski 1998,  R)
The Big Lebowski
Only the Coen brothers (and Bridges of coarse) could make an unemployed, scruffy, old hippie type of 'dude', the coolest film character of all time, whom every man on this planet aspires to be like. Another great comedy from the Brother Coen, possibly their funniest and definitely their coolest! Brilliant!
The Impostors 1999,  R)
Armageddon 1998,  PG-13)
Armageddon has some good moments but is severely let down by the unnecessary melodrama and unrealistic scenes (OK, it's all very unrealistic but the bit when the space-buggy jumped over the astro-vally was just too silly for me)
Divine Trash 1997,  Unrated)
Big Daddy 1999,  PG-13)
Big Daddy
I'm not much of an Adam Sandler fan to be honest but I don't hate him. This film is inoffensive enough with a wry sense of humour that I actually admired in places but overall, it's not particularly funny, original or memorable.
Animal Factory 2000,  R)
Animal Factory
Steve Buscemi isn't just a pretty face ;o) He?s a brilliant director! Great cast, great film!
28 Days 2000,  PG-13)
28 Days
Not great but I?ve got a thing for Sandra Bullock!
Double Whammy 2002,  R)
Ghost World 2001,  R)
Ghost World
A great comic adaption from Terry Zwigoff . It's fast becoming a bit of a cult classic and rightly so. Birch's unexpectedly good performance is what really makes the film though, while Buscemi is great supporting role seals the deal. A great little film that flew under the radar!
Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within 2001,  PG-13)
The Grey Zone 2002,  R)
Monsters, Inc. 2001,  G)
Monsters, Inc.
I can't say I was a huge fan of this one!
Domestic Disturbance 2001,  PG-13)
Domestic Disturbance
If this was a made for TV movie it would be quite good, it certainly has that feel about it but it?s not. It?s a made for cinema movie, so therefore is crap.
The Laramie Project 2002,  R)
The Laramie Project
It?s an interesting story and it has a great cast but it?s just so wooden. By the time you?re Half way through you just don't care!
13 Moons 2002,  R)
Love in the Time of Money 2002,  R)
Mr. Deeds 2002,  PG-13)
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002,  PG)
Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over 2003,  PG)
Coffee and Cigarettes 2004,  R)
Coffee and Cigarettes
A collection of short conversation between various different characters, generally in cafes and always while, you've guessed it, drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes. Some sketches are super cool, some are very funny, I thought Cate Blanchett's was very clever, but unfortunately, a couple of them are real duds. Filmed over several years, this film is testament to Jarmusch's contribution to film, comedy and general coolness.
Big Fish 2003,  PG-13)
Big Fish
A good film but not Burton at his best. It's style over content with only basic character development, which ultimately lets the story down.
Home on the Range 2004,  PG)
The Island 2005,  PG-13)
The Island
Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou and Steve Buscemi. How did this film go so wrong? Michael Bay, that?s what! Watch Logan's Run instead or THX 1138 or the news or read a book, have a bath?
Romance and Cigarettes 2007,  R)
Romance and Cigarettes
I love John Turturro so it really pains me to report that he misses the mark quite badly with this film - it's not a terrible film but it is pretty bad compared to how it should have turned out. I loved the acting - Gandolfini & Winslet in particular, I loved the singing and dancing - an unexpected surprise and I loved the way it was directed, very cool and stylish. It's just that the story drags like a one legged horse, yes its surreal non-liner narrative was interesting and fun in parts, but for the most part, it was frustrating, silly and not particularly entertaining. I really don't like writing bad things about this film, I guess because I like everyone involved and i really wanted to like it. Aw well, I hope he keeps directing, I've been meaning to catch up with Passione as it looks good!
Art School Confidential 2006,  R)
Paris Je T'aime 2007,  R)
Monster House 2006,  PG)
Monster House
I was pretty impressed with Monster House. It's one of those rare films that actually is entertaining for both kids and adults. The animation is just as good as Pixar and Dreamworks too!
Delirious 2007,  Unrated)
Charlotte's Web 2006,  G)
Interview 2007,  R)
Good performances from both actors and nicely directed by Buscemi but for all its theatrics, its let down by a predictable and unimpressive 'Twist' ending. Worth watching for the script alone!
I Think I Love My Wife 2007,  R)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry 2007,  PG-13)
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry manages to be homophobic, sexist, racist, xenophobic and insulting towards Firemen, homeless people, Postmen....the list goes on. Quite impressive really when you think about it, this film was in cinemas around the world! Who exactly was the target audience? To be perfectly honest though, I don't think anyone got too upset about it because in the end, it is infantile, stupid and not very funny. Intelligent people of all shapes and sizes are better than this and won't let it bother them too much but I still find it sad that films like this are still being made. What I dislike most of all though (and I dislike a lot about this film) is that the filmmakers believe that just because they state 'Hey, being gay is actually OK!' at the end of the film, it makes it all OK, like a get out of jail free card! That doesn't cut it for me I'm afraid, if all you do is constantly insult for 2 long hours, saying 'Only joking' afterwards does not make it acceptable. Also, why is it that Homosexuality and homosexual story lines in Hollywood always have to mention AIDS, like homosexuality and AIDS go hand in hand. It's is just unacceptable. This type of film should have been thrown out long ago, along with Homophobia, sexism, racism, xenophobia etc. Heads should hang in shame.
Igor 2008,  PG)
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten 2007,  Unrated)
The Messenger 2009,  R)
City of War 2010,  Unrated)
Rage 2009,  Unrated)
Handsome Harry 2010,  R)
Saint John of Las Vegas 2010,  R)
G-Force 2009,  PG)
Youth in Revolt 2010,  R)
Youth in Revolt
Underrated and misunderstood it seems. Youth in Revolt made me laugh consistently throughout, thanks mostly to the script and the great performance by Michael Cera. The supporting cast is impressive but are unnecessary, as Michael Cera carrys this film off by himself. A real breath of fresh air amid the usual bile inducing teen films of late but then I think it's fair to say that this film is a little more universal than that, it's just been marketed badly. If you would rather watch American Pie type films then avoid this and watch the million sequels they've made instead. Then please shoot yourself. Youth in Revolt is brilliant.
Grown Ups 2010,  PG-13)
The Chosen One 2011,  PG-13)
Pete Smalls is Dead 2011,  Unrated)
Rampart 2012,  R)
Woody Harrelson puts in a brilliant performance and is backed up by an impressive cast. It's filmed well and I enjoyed it but there is such a huge hole in the story that you can't help but ask 'Is that it?'. Did they hire the caretaker to do the editing by mistake? There is enough here for me to recommend it but I feel for actors like Harrelson who give it their all and get let down in the post production.
On the Road 2012,  R)
On the Road
I hated the book and now I hate the film. If the film was a faithful adaptation I probably would have hated it still but it's not. Much of the book is missing, inevitable for sure but some of the most celebrated parts of the book are missing and much of what is in the film doesn't happen in the book. The film is worse off because of this but beyond help anyway. I don't think it was cast right at all, none of characters in the film resembled those from the book, neither did the scenes, locations etc etc. I expected more from Walter Salles. Truman Capote said the book was "Typing, not writing". If he was around today he may say the film was "Filming, not film making".
Hotel Transylvania 2012,  PG)
Hotel Transylvania
Attention to detail is all important in animated films and the makers of Hotel Transylvania know this while many other animated films forget. The story is fun, not too preachy or cliched even when you expect it to be. It's not too schmaltzy either, another pit fall that seems rife in animation. I thought the voices were good too, the cast picked for how they sound rather than who they are but with some well known names just the same. The biggest let down for me, and it is a bit of a animation cliche, is the bloody awful music. All that attention do the visual detail just to let themselves down with the sound seems like such a shame. Still, its good and not the bad film as I'd heard.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone 2013,  PG-13)
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone isn't a great film, it is though, a nice film. The idea is good, although the over the top Magician act is a little overdone, but it is the actors who make it what it is. I like each actor involved and I liked their characters. It's pretty formulaic but it's a formula that works. For now anyway, a new formula is needed sharpish.
Monsters University 2013,  G)
Monsters University
I wasn't a huge fan of the original Monsters Inc, or any of the other new wave of Computer animated 3D type films of the l;ate 90's. This was down to them all being preachy and telling the same story over and over again. It's like every American cartoon has to teach values on acceptance and individuality. It's tiresome, yeah it looks good and the people who made it are very clever etc but the story should be key. I'm a firm believer that cartoons of this ilk should just play for laughs and I really thought this one would, it's what the trailer suggested anyway. Overall I'm disappointed, it's better than the first but I certainly didn't love it.
Grown Ups 2 2013,  PG-13)
Khumba 2013,  Unrated)

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