August 31, 2009

TMA "BONUS ROUND" Video Review

Last week, the American Film Institute released its list of the 100 best American films of all time. Not surprisingly, the Tiltmode Armys "BONUS ROUND" placed in the Top 10 (#4, in fact).

However, although this epic skateboard melodrama is undoubtedly one of the most popular and beloved videos ever to grace the plasma screen, it is also arguably the most underrated. "BONUS ROUND" is a very good movie, perhaps bordering on being called something MORE than a masterpiece, the key elements are the subject matter and running time (which, including the B-SIDE and 2nd DVD containing the entire library of everything Tiltmode related is easily 120 minutes longer and most any amount of T.V. a person should watch in one sitting) that elevate "BONUS ROUND" to at least masterpiece status. As for its high placing on the AFI's list... it is the only non-travesty on that roster, as well as one of the most obvious choices.


No comments: