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Great call, Mike.

I'm a big fan of Electra Glide in Blue!

I've never seen that poster either. Love it!

Looks like Bob Peak's work, though I couldn't be positive. Peak is my favorite poster artist ever. Struzan a close second ;)

 

I've likely raved about this film on the boards before but I just recently watched it again and it's amazing how this movie grips me even though I've seen it repeatedly.

The film is Citizen X (1995)

And it's not a theatrical film, it's a made for cable film produced by HBO.

Even so, it's HBO, which means that the production value rivals that of any film.

If you haven't checked this out already, I highly recommend it.

 

Citizen X stars the very talented Stephen Rea in a superb performance as Lt. Viktor Burakov, a forensic expert/detective on the trail of a serial killer in 80's Russia.

Donald Sutherland is excellent as Burakov's superior, Col. Mikhail Fetisov. Together they experience absolute frustration in their attempts to catch the killer while practically handcuffed by Soviet bureaucracy.

But I don't want to give too much away except to say that the reason this film plays so well is because it is not a conventional "Serial Killer Film".

Citizen X is as much a human story about Burakov's ordeal, how tracking someone so evil for so long (8 years) effects the heart and soul of a genuinely caring and sensitive man.

Frank Darabont regular, Jeffery DeMunn is haunting as Andrei Chikatilo, Russia's first admitted serial killer. Chikatilo raped, tortured and murdered over 50 victims, mostly children.

The legendary Max Von Sydow is magnificently engaging as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky, the psychologist finally brought into the investigation.

Citizen X is the best of what this genre has to offer - Nothing is glamorized in this very gripping human drama.

I once mentioned to Darabont that Citizen X feels like one of his films and he remarked to me that it was one of his favorites, that he first discovered DeMunn in Citizen X.

 

 

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Hope you all get a chance to check it out. It's rentable pretty much anywhere, may even be a quick play on Netflix.

But you should just buy it. Most places have it for around $5 - That's dirt cheap for a great film.

 

- TB

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Speaking of non-mainstream films, I am seriously considering checking out A Serbian Film. One of the reviews I read for it said it would "stain your soul". Some ballsy distributor apparently bought the rights for it, so it should be hitting stateside soon.

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Great call, Mike.

I'm a big fan of Electra Glide in Blue!

I've never seen that poster either. Love it!

Looks like Bob Peak's work, though I couldn't be positive. Peak is my favorite poster artist ever. Struzan a close second ;)

 

I've likely raved about this film on the boards before but I just recently watched it again and it's amazing how this movie grips me even though I've seen it repeatedly.

The film is Citizen X (1995)

And it's not a theatrical film, it's a made for cable film produced by HBO.

Even so, it's HBO, which means that the production value rivals that of any film.

If you haven't checked this out already, I highly recommend it.

 

Citizen X stars the very talented Stephen Rea in a superb performance as Lt. Viktor Burakov, a forensic expert/detective on the trail of a serial killer in 80's Russia.

Donald Sutherland is excellent as Burakov's superior, Col. Mikhail Fetisov. Together they experience absolute frustration in their attempts to catch the killer while practically handcuffed by Soviet bureaucracy.

But I don't want to give too much away except to say that the reason this film plays so well is because it is not a conventional "Serial Killer Film".

Citizen X is as much a human story about Burakov's ordeal, how tracking someone so evil for so long (8 years) effects the heart and soul of a genuinely caring and sensitive man.

Frank Darabont regular, Jeffery DeMunn is haunting as Andrei Chikatilo, Russia's first admitted serial killer. Chikatilo raped, tortured and murdered over 50 victims, mostly children.

The legendary Max Von Sydow is magnificently engaging as Dr. Alexandr Bukhanovsky, the psychologist finally brought into the investigation.

Citizen X is the best of what this genre has to offer - Nothing is glamorized in this very gripping human drama.

I once mentioned to Darabont that Citizen X feels like one of his films and he remarked to me that it was one of his favorites, that he first discovered DeMunn in Citizen X.

 

 

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Hope you all get a chance to check it out. It's rentable pretty much anywhere, may even be a quick play on Netflix.

But you should just buy it. Most places have it for around $5 - That's dirt cheap for a great film.

 

- TB

 

 

Just a little FYI---Citizen X will be showing on TMAX (I'm guessing that's cinemax?) on Oct 1 @ 410AM and 710AM--check your local listings...I'm going to DVR this one... :P

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I pretty much worship at the feet of John Carpenter (my username came from Vampires no less), and one of my all time favourite films he’s made is Prince of Darkness. Granted, it doesn’t contain the best acting, story or special effects (although in my opinion it’s got his best music score, above even Halloween) but there’s just something so eerie and oppressive about the atmosphere he manages to create in the film that it’s one of the few horror films I’ve ever seen that’s actually freaked me out.

 

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The plot follows a research team as they are invited by a priest (the late, great Donald Pleasence) to an abandoned church in L.A. to examine a mysterious vial of green liquid stored in the basement there. Long story short, it contains the Son of the Devil, and he’s about to wake up! They soon become trapped inside the church and must work together to prevent the rebirth of the Devil on earth.

 

Prince of Darkness is a great example of what can be done on a small budget and in a confined location. This was Carpenter’s return to low budget filmmaking after been burned out working for the big studios. He crafted a script tailor made to his sensibilities, a sort of scientific, Lovecraftian take on the nature of true evil and again confined to one primary location been besieged by evil forces (in this case murderous homeless people led by Alice Cooper!).

 

Carpenter’s use of subconscious, nightmarish imagery (close ups of crawling worms and bugs, the Devil's hand coming through the mirror, the shaky cam video recording that the group all dream about) combined with his music create a real sense of dread and foreboding. It also contains his usual question mark ending, refusing to conclusively state that evil has been vanquished and the world is safe again.

 

The film is beautifully shot, the music is fantastic, and it’s creepy in the extreme. It’s not flawless by any means but if you can find a copy I’d highly recommend it, and it definitely qualifies as a hidden gem.

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I pretty much worship at the feet of John Carpenter (my username came from Vampires no less), and one of my all time favourite films he’s made is Prince of Darkness. Granted, it doesn’t contain the best acting, story or special effects (although in my opinion it’s got his best music score, above even Halloween) but there’s just something so eerie and oppressive about the atmosphere he manages to create in the film that it’s one of the few horror films I’ve ever seen that’s actually freaked me out.

 

Last year, I got Peter Jason, Anne Marie Howard and Sandy King Carpenter to come out and do a Q&A for PRINCE OF DARKNESS at the New Beverly Cinema. As much as I love Carpenter, it was never a favorite. In fact, I didn't like the film. But I did enjoy it on the big screen. For some reason, it played much differently for me than when I saw it on video. Peter was a riot at the Q & A. He's a great guy.

 

Last month, the American Cinemateque did a John Carpenter weekend of films at the Egyptian. Carpenter appeared for a Q & A after ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and a few rows ahead of me in the VIP seats were Peter Jason and "Padre" himself, Tim Guinee!

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Filmed in it's entirity! No costs were incurred. And no fish were harmed during the making of the film. If you find certain ideas confusing, please note this is your fault, not ours. All attempts at synopsizing the film have resulted in hospitalisation.

 

The very delicate fabric of society will collapse if you do not see this film. More than once. ANd paying full ticket price, not some cut rate matinee deal...

 

Steven Soderbergh proudly presents...

 

SCHIZOPOLIS

 

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Written and Directed by Steven Soderbergh (before he got super famous)

 

Fletcher Munson is a lethargic, passive worker for a Scientology-like self-help corporation called Eventualism. After the death of a colleague, he is promoted to the job of writing speeches for T. Azimuth Schwitters, the founder and head of the group. He uses this as an excuse to be emotionally and romantically distant from his wife, who, he discovers, is having an affair with his doppelganger, a dentist named Dr. Jeffrey Korchek. As Munson fumbles with the speech and Korchek becomes obsessed with a new patient, a psychotic exterminator named Elmo Oxygen goes around the town seducing lonely wives and taking photographs of his genitals.

 

Takes normal linear form and rips it to shreads in a really clever way. And I still feel like I'm the only person on the planet who's seen it.

 

It's a very funny movie, it's very playful with the story form. And one of the most inventive movies I've ever seen. I'm really into anti structure (there's not a lot of it around, because you know, it doesn't make any money)

 

 

 

Check it out. It's fun.

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Heading towards a new job and a new future at the end of the world, the very young accountant by the name of William Blake sets foot in a town of machine where booze flows constantly and the men are vicious. He has set foot in purgatory. Blake arrives in Machine after a demented, tireless train ride through what may be his own self. Spanning the beauty of epic horizons, dead wild life and shrinking forests, but ends up in hell. His frailty is evident: alone, without a living heir, struggling to make his way amidst the freaks and grim destination that awaits. As expected, the town itself begs no welcome, as the rumors prove true, and leave Blake face to face with the his new found destiny. From this point on, Blake embarks on his surrealistic journey into nothingness, as he becomes a marked man running from nearly everyone and everything. Trusting in a Native friend Nobody, the descent into Blake's rejection is filled with the realities of a truly inescapable destiny. As such, the notions of ill fate and bad luck are separately defined alongside each other. Soon Blake learns to cope with the life on the road and the life that he never knew. He soon becomes a poet with a gun.

 

Johnny Depp ... William Blake

 

Gary Farmer ... Nobody

 

Crispin Glover ... Train Fireman

 

Lance Henriksen ... Cole Wilson

 

Michael Wincott ... Conway Twill

 

Eugene Byrd ... Johnny 'The Kid' Pickett

 

John Hurt ... John Scholfield

 

Robert Mitchum ... John Dickinson

 

Iggy Pop ... Salvatore 'Sally' Jenko

 

Gabriel Byrne ... Charlie Dickinson

 

Jared Harris ... Benmont Tench

 

Mili Avital ... Thel Russell

 

 

 

 

 

I love this film, I'm a huge fan. I'm Native American and alot of our mythology is present here and told the way it should be. In fact the film is right down and dirty. The fact of the matter is that the film is up for anyone to come up with their own interpretation. I have mine and it is based mostly on the facts that are presented and the myths from my family. Either way this film is beautifully shot, and did I mention that it's in black & white?

 

JO

 

 

The round stones beneath the earth...

have spoken through the fire.

What?

Things which are alike, in nature, grow to look alike,

and the speaking stones have lain a long time lookin' at the sun.

The speaking stones?

Some believe they descend with the lightning,

but I believe they are on the ground and are projected downward by the bolt.

Did you kill the white man who killed you?

 

LOVE THIS MOVIE! And the last scene where he drifts out into the sea in the canoe, weirdly makes me comfortable about dying. Peaceful.

 

If you get the score on CD, it has Depp reading some of William Blake's poetry. Pretty cool. As is the score by Neil Young. Everything about this movie is so damn cool!

 

Ghost Dog - Way Of The Samurai is just as good too.

 

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Duke Mitchell's Gone with the Pope

 

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I caught a screening of Duke Mitchell's Gone with the Pope a few weekends ago. It's a pretty bad movie, though I do believe a lot of the comedy in it was intentional. Though biggest problems are the wooden/bad acting and the fact that the camera operator didn't know how to focus, so there are many scenes that are out of focus, including the final shot that is a freeze frame. Still, I had a great time watching it.

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I had a nice write-up for this all prepared and as I was jacking around spell-checking and adding graphics I inadvertently deleted the goddamn post.

So now I have less time so will keep short and sweet.

 

This is the new offering from Denmark's Nicolas Winding Refn of the Pusher series, and Bronson fame.

 

Valhalla Rising

 

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Unconventional - A word I've grown to love when associated to film. Valhalla Rising is unconventional in the best possible way.

I don't want to give away much and hope that you'll simply find the film and watch it before you read up about it.

I knew nothing when I caught this in December and it was like a wonderful unheralded Christmas present.

 

The film takes place around the year 1000. It's as period as it gets, part Viking film with a dose of Christianity/Crusades theme.

Many have likened it to a Kubrickian effort as it delves a bit into the metaphysical (yet never in a droning or boring way).

There is very little dialogue but the narrative is strong and we're led through this adventure by the lead character, One-Eye, mesmerizingly portrayed by the great Mads Mikkelson (Pusher, Casino Royale).

To me it's part Kubrick, Part Jean-Jaques Annaud's Quest For Fire, with a dose of Alejandro Jodorowsky's El Topo - But it really is wholly original.

This film is like entering a 1st millennium dreamscape, and when the action hits, it hits like a Hurricane.

Yet the film's pacing is never driven nor dictated by the action sequences like most crud we're offered up these days.

Refn knows that to truly grab your audience you don't show the monster in every frame (see Alien, or Jaws), and he applies that thinking to the brutality of Valhalla Rising.

Too much of anything is simply too much, even the good stuff. As such, that action plays twice as hard as it would if we were inundated by heads flying every 3 minutes.

 

The Score too, is unconventional. Yet Peter Peter, and Peter Kyed find the perfect formula of metallic sound textures and almost industrial soundscapes.

Who'd have thunk that could work in a period film, yet it does so with the ease of an axe blade carving flesh. It's brilliant.

 

Nicolas Winding Refn has spent the last decade making bold and uncompromising films. Too bad he's been lured away by Hollywood.

Hopefully he'll either find the freedom or the folly of that soon.

Some of the best films I've seen in the past two years have been coming from Europe, where they are not beholden to the all-mighty dollar to the degree that Hollywood execs are.

In Europe The ART still exists and the Formula is shunned to a larger degree. So if you really want to make a film that doesn't look and feel like 90% of everything else then seek foreign financing ;)

 

Valhalla Rising is an "Instant Play" on Netflix right now and is available on DVD everywhere.

US Blu-Ray has not yet been released but there is Blu-Ray Canada and Blu-Ray Europe if you have region free and ya can't wait.

 

- TB

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Refn is probably one of my favorite directors working right now, I still haven't gotten around to seeing Valhalla Rising though. I need to rectify that soon.

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You'll be glad you did ;)

After pimping Refn and Pusher on here (to my delight) it's simply your duty to catch Valhalla Rising ;)

 

The story itself is the weak-point in my opinion.

It's engaging enough to keep you in your seat but ultimately . . .

 

Everything else works like chocolate and peanut butter.

It's so hard to make a perfect film, or as near to perfect as exists . . .

There is so much to like in Valhalla Rising that the shortcomings are far outweighed by the visceral experience.

Mikkelson, especially is a riveting force.

 

Worth every penny.

 

- tb

 

 

 

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Yeah, I have to get off my lazy ass and pick up a copy soon. But, in the mean time I saw this recently.

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...but it makes great us of some old country songs on top a bunch of Hasil Adkins tracks - one of which is used to score most of the final act during Jesco's downward spiral, which is probably some of the most perfect use of a song in a movie I've seen in a while.

 

man i LOVE me some Haskil Atkins. 'Lover Taker' - gets in your bones and won't leave you alone. i was attached to a script once about a 'country killer' - actually something Jim Thompson wrote - and the director gave me a bunch of Atkins to listen to. stuck with me ever since.

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man i LOVE me some Haskil Atkins. 'Lover Taker' - gets in your bones and won't leave you alone. i was attached to a script once about a 'country killer' - actually something Jim Thompson wrote - and the director gave me a bunch of Atkins to listen to. stuck with me ever since.

 

Yeah, Hasil was a man ahead of his time. Some of his songs, like "We Got a Date", are almost proto-punk in way.

 

Was the Jim Thompson movie The Killer Inside Me?

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Yeah, Hasil was a man ahead of his time. Some of his songs, like "We Got a Date", are almost proto-punk in way.

 

Was the Jim Thompson movie The Killer Inside Me?

 

nope. it was a script that Stanley Kubrick developed with Thompson. and i can't remember the title! maybe someone can dig it up. hasn't been made ...yet.

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Lunatic at Large, I belive was the script they had worked on and never filmed. Sounds like Kubrick lost the only copy and was later found after his death. The Killing and Paths of Glory are classics, it's a shame this didn't see the light of day. Obviously it's still around, so who knows what will happen, just hope they get the right people behind it.

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HEADHUNTERS

I heard from some friends that HEADHUNTERS was a really good picture, so I went to see it using my MoviePass at the Laemmle NoHo 7.

 

I enjoyed this movie from the start, but when it really kicks in, it takes you on a fantastic ride. I don’t want to say much about it, because I knew very little going in and I’m glad I did. The only actor here that I recognized was Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, The Kingslayer, on GAME OF THRONES. He is great here and so is the whole cast.

 

The movie is smart, bold, and seems to make sense, though they do stretch some plausibility here and there, but by that point you’re so caught up in it, you won’t care. This is the kind of hard crime movie that I love and ones this good don’t get made nearly often enough.

 

And I love that there are long stretches of this movie with little to no dialogue. That can be very difficult to do well, but they nailed it.

 

This is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. If you love movies like the Coen Brothers’ BLOOD SIMPLE, FARGO and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and Christopher Nolan’s MEMENTO, you will probably love this movie. It’s playing in limited release, so check it out.

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

(The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith at LA Film School)

I really admire what Bobcat Goldthwait is doing as a filmmaker. He’s making movies at a very low budget so that he can make the movies that he wants to make with the goal of pleasing himself and being proud of the work. This isn’t going to make him rich or more famous, but it is resulting in really bold, entertaining films.

 

When I heard about GOD BLESS AMERICA, I wanted to see it. Then I heard my pal Chris Nelson was not only in it, but also did the SFX makeup and I saw the trailer, and it was a must see. After the screening, I got to meet Bobcat and I dropped Chris’ name and he stopped to chat briefly. Very cool guy.

 

I enjoyed the movie a lot. It’s very, very funny and often in a dark way. The first 10 or 15 minutes are fantastic and full of laughs. The main problem is the screenplay. It feels like a first draft. There is way too much talking and monologuing. With a little bit of rewriting, this could have been turned into something more cinematic and just as interesting and funny. I think Bobcat really needs to spend more time in the writing phase.

 

In the middle of the movie, Frank loses focus and direction and unfortunately so does the movie. And it never really recovers. Things eventually build to a big climax, but I felt like I’d seen it before. The movie just really didn’t deliver on the great setup and first half hour.

 

Bobcat’s Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith was as entertaining as the movie. Jeff opened up with a question about 1988’s HOT TO TROT, which was Bobcat’s first starring role in a movie and that was not wanted Bobcat was expecting or wanted to hear. While it can’t possibly match being in the room – Bobcat cited Andy Kaufman and Joaquin Phoenix as being comedy heroes of his and he took the Q&A in a very bizarre and hysterically funny direction – I urge you to listen to the podcast in iTunes. It’s free. Just search for The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith.

 

While I’m critical of the movie, it is outrageously funny at times and very entertaining. If you like your comedy dark and black, you’ll have a great time watching it. In the ‘80s, I saw Bobcat’s work as an actor and as a standup, but I can’t say I was ever a fan. Now after WORLD’S GREATEST DAD and GOD BLESS AMERICA, I’m definitely a fan and I’m very excited to see what he does next.

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GET THE GRINGO

(Ain’t It Cool News at LA Live)

I’m a Mel Gibson fan. I grew up watching his movies and several of them are still and always will be favorites. I’ve also enjoyed his work as a Director.

 

A few months ago, I attended the MAD MAX trilogy at the Egyptian, which included a Q&A with Mel. While he was excited about some upcoming projects as a Director, he said he probably wouldn’t be acting again because there are plenty of actors out there who are way better than he is. That really bummed me out. But at that time, I didn’t know that GET THE GRINGO was in the can. I hadn’t heard of it at all. And now there is talk of him playing the villain in MACHETE KILLS, so maybe Mel is not done with acting after all.

 

GET THE GRINGO is a hard R rated crime movie, which is a type of movie that I love, and a type that we don’t often get to see anymore. In the Q&A, Mel cited Sam Peckinpah as an influence and that is very clear in the film, though it doesn’t nearly have the style of a Peckinpah classic.

 

Mel is great as the anti-hero at the center of this movie. Where younger, modern actors try to be “cool” in this type of role, it fits Mel like a glove and the performance is effortless. He is tough, cool, funny, charming and can be very serious.

 

One of the main problems here is pace. I think it drags at times. But another problem for me was casting. If it were better cast, I think some of the slower scenes would have been more engaging. There are familiar character actors here – Peter Stormare, Dean Norris, Bob Gunton, Scott Cohen, Patrick Bauchau – but none of them particularly stand out and none of them have much screen time with Mel. The kid played by Kevin Hernandez is excellent and his scenes with Mel are highlights. But the rest of the supporting cast are just okay and don’t stand out. Especially the villains. While there is nothing wrong with their work, they could have really raised the stakes and given us some memorable villains with better casting. You just never really feel that Mel’s world is truly in jeopardy and a lot of things come way too easy for him.

 

GET THE GRINGO is an entertaining crime film with plenty of laughs and some really surprising moments that were fun to see with an audience of AICN fans. Sadly, this movie is bypassing theaters and going to VOD. If you grew up on Mel Gibson movies like I did, don’t miss it!

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SLEEPLESS NIGHT

My friend Marc told me about this movie. Apparently it has been described as DIE HARD in a nightclub and it was supposed to be great. That’s all I knew about it, so when we had the chance to see it, I went.

 

First of all, forget the comparisons to DIE HARD. Yes, most of it takes place in the nightclub and it involves a cop who has to rescue a family member from gangsters. And yes, it is a smart film with smart characters doing smart things and there are some really solid and believable action sequences. But this is not DIE HARD, so it’s best if you don’t expect it to be.

 

I found it to be much more Noir than anything else. There are several antagonists in this film, all with their own agenda and all who make life very difficult for our lead, Vincent. This is a very complicated film, and I mean that in a good way.

 

I don’t want to say much more. It’s best if you discover it. The movie is smart, thrilling and fun. My favorite line is “Do I look like I like pancakes?!” Out of context, it doesn’t mean much, but it’s hilarious in the movie.

 

My only real criticism is that early on the movie establishes security outside of the nightclub, but when things get crazy, especially in the kitchen later in the film, no one calls security.

 

The worst thing I’ve heard in relation to this movie is that Will Smith wants to remake it with his son, Jaden. I have nothing against Will Smith and I like some of his movies, but riddle me this, does Will Smith ever making anything great? The only film I would argue for is ENEMY OF THE STATE. The rest are good, mediocre, or bad. So hearing about his involvement in a remake does not inspire confidence.

 

Hopefully SLEEPLESS NIGHT will get a decent release. Seek it out. It’s one of a small handful of the best movies I’ve seen this year.

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Lunatic at Large, I belive was the script they had worked on and never filmed. Sounds like Kubrick lost the only copy and was later found after his death. The Killing and Paths of Glory are classics, it's a shame this didn't see the light of day. Obviously it's still around, so who knows what will happen, just hope they get the right people behind it.

 

THAT'S IT!! Ed Pressman has the rights. we had it going but then it stalled out. great, great script. Ed and I are hard at work on ye olde western. got the green light for Spring. i'll have to ask him about Lunatic

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SLEEPLESS NIGHT is total noir. i believe its based on a book or short story. my pal Eddie Muller was just singing its praises.

 

fyi i watched I SAW THE DEVIL last night. blew my mind. mind. blown.

 

i'm also getting into some vintage spaghetti with the SARTANA series. we have a character named after him in MAGNIFICENT DEATH so i thought i better do my homework. Gianni Garko is pretty great as the title character, the enigmatic, Death-like SARTANA, and the films have the best titles ever -

IF YOU MEET SARTANA, PRAY FOR YOUR DEATH

&

LIGHT THE FUSE...SARTANA IS COMING

 

are my favorites. i think about ten Sartana films were made in all.

 

best line, "I am your pallbearer."

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If you loved I Saw the Devil, you should give the director's previous movie The Good, the Bad, the Weird a look. It's a crazy/fun little western, it's got some nice action set pieces.

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SLEEPLESS NIGHT is total noir. i believe its based on a book or short story. my pal Eddie Muller was just singing its praises.

 

fyi i watched I SAW THE DEVIL last night. blew my mind. mind. blown.

 

I didn't know of this thread... would of posted a long time ago!

I am big on non-mainstreem films (especially foreign and indies)

 

...gonna put "Sleepless Night" on my list.

And TJ I'm glad you got to see "I Saw The Devil" ...it was one of my fav flicks last year. It left me speechless.

 

Another film that blew my mind recently is "INCENDIES" ...check it out...it's a drama but a great drama.

 

Other films over the years that have been unforgettable to me:

BITTER MOON (1992), IRREVERSIBLE (2002), WATER (2005), THE COMPANY OF WOLVES (1984)...more will come to me.

 

I know these were mentioned earlier but just have to mention that I also loved these two as well...

MATCH POINT(2005) AND CASSANDRA'S DREAM (2007)

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