This is one of the best mainstream American movies I have ever seen. The new Kino Lorber Blu-ray is dynamite. There is something going on in the popular movie culture of the late 80s and early-90s that sings to me. This was, after all, when I arrived at something like a developed consciousness. Miracle Mile now stands as an incandescent end-times monument. All times are end times. I feel gut-punched by sublimity.
I first saw this at some festival without the slightest clue what it was about. Try not to read the synopsis if you can help it. The extraordinary rollercoaster ride and the constant doubts about what is actually happening keep you on your toes. Yet ultimately, what really made this for me was the tiny, fledgling love story that keeps beating its little heart right up until the very end.
This is a gen of a film. IT's dated which hurts it but also adds to it's charm a film worht discovering. I like that there are many directions it could have gone but felt sure enough in it's story that it stuck to it's own points. The leads are unconditional but it makes it feel real. This was almost a twilight zone film. It is a depressing film, but the end feels More truthful.
A beautiful, little gem of a movie. Did not catch it in the theaters. I was blown away the first time I watched it. The ending was emotionally shattering, especially to my pre-teenage eyes. The film stuck with me. I think I eventually bought a used VHS copy which I wore out. This movie is a superior example of economic and extremely efficient Hitchcockian, tension-laced storytellling.
Despite the 80's kitsch from the beginning, I was totally mesmerized with the apocalyptic mood that De Jarnatt manages to create with very few resources. Just between the dreamy and surrealistic feel of After Hours and the paranoia-craziness of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. I mean, for every fan of apocalyptic movies, this is indispensable. I will never understand how a movie like this have been forgotten.
Very good movie that starts out kinda cute and twee only to very dark and harrowing by the end. Both Edwards and Winningham are excellent in their roles even if the portrayal of their relationship and love for each other should have been better. The score by Tangerine Dream is stellar and both writing and direction keep everything urgent and to the point. Almost five stars.