The Coca-Cola Kid was largely forgotten by time for, to be fair, a multitude of reasons. But it's my suspicion that the movie got such a mixed reception due to the fact that, while we'll rarely admit it, subconsciously we all kinda love our advertising overlords.
Based on a manga? Check. Strong, silent protagonist? Check. Prisons? Check. Rage against The Man? Check. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky and the Female Prisoner Scorpion movies complement each other perfectly as showcases of Japanese and Hong Kong cinema at the zenith of their age.
In this double feature we're focusing on A Hard Day's Night and The System / Girl-Getters. Two British movies that came out in the same year and surprisingly have more in common than you'd first think.
Take control and watch a double feature of The Killing of a Sacred Deer with A Serious Man. Sure to throw you into at least the most basic of existential turmoil, if not some sort of nervous breakdown.
La Grande Bouffe is a movie that drags out all of the worst qualities in humanity and society, mixes them with our most base and unpleasant bodily functions, and then wallows in them all like pigs in shit.
There is a spectrum for how humans think of the future: at one end are the people who look forward to Mars colonies and widely available sex robots, and at the other end is the Unabomber. Before We Vanish, Antiviral and Mindhack #savetheworld teeter somewhere in-between completely fatalistic and blindly idealistic.
Two-and-a-half decades before the stars of Charlize Theron and Uma Thurman had risen, there was a little girl from Delaware who, with a little perseverance and a whole lot of talent, took Hong Kong by storm.