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  1. #626
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    If the trailer for Come To Daddy intrigued you (see post #622 above) and you wish to indulge in a gonzo PoMo grindhouse evening, this would make for a killer (and demented) double-feature:




    Heck, go for broke and make it a triple-feature with Better Watch Out (see post #603).

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    This Week's Kung Fu Theater:

    THE HAND OF DEATH (1976).

    John Woo? Check.
    Yuen Biao? Check.
    Sammo Hung? Check.
    Jackie Chan? Check.

    This is a great post-Shaw Brothers effort that showcases John Woo before he became the master of the ballet of bullets-styled films he is best known for.

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    I'm an hour into the evil within. Not sure I'm up for finishing it at the moment, although I'm not sure I can turn it off. Its a portrayal of what its like to be completly fucking crazy and slightly mentally challenged, but as a horror movie, which is a pretty good idea. The scariest thing is the human mind. Horror movies have always struggled to not be sensationalist murder porn for psychos, and this definitely redefines the genre in an insightful creative and meaningful way. Its just disturbing and pretty fucking heavy and just sad when you think this really is life for some people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leroy jenkins View Post
    I'm an hour into the evil within. Not sure I'm up for finishing it at the moment, although I'm not sure I can turn it off. Its a portrayal of what its like to be completly fucking crazy and slightly mentally challenged, but as a horror movie, which is a pretty good idea. The scariest thing is the human mind. Horror movies have always struggled to not be sensationalist murder porn for psychos, and this definitely redefines the genre in an insightful creative and meaningful way. Its just disturbing and pretty fucking heavy and just sad when you think this really is life for some people.

    I have had that flick in my queue for quite some time now.
    It has a really interesting history.
    It was written/directed by Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the Getty oil fortune. He began working on the film in 2002 and it suffered numerous shooting, legal, casting, monitary, and production problems over the span of 13 years (Getty continued to work on the film until his death in 2015). The film's producer finished the film and released it in 2017.

    This article does a decent semi-deep dive into the madness behind the making of the film (make sure you click THR link in the Guardian story for a deeper dive into the behind-the-scenes madness):

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/201...llionaire-meth
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    This will have some spoilers, although vaugue. Ya, I knew the back story, but not the details of the guys life. Based on that, and the reviews I read, I was expecting something much more crazy, like nonsensical, weird, random, etc. I haven't finished it yet, but I havent' seen any of the rambling surreal nonsensical interludes that were described in some of the reviews. The whole movie so far is an insightful, dare I say elegant portrayal of madness from the point of view of the crazy person. I was expecting much more meth influence, but really its abut mental illness. Its a pretty scary thing to think a serial killer would be targeting you, thats a fear many movies have explored. What is far more terrifying is that something inside you could make you become one despite your own horror and terror at being unable to control your actions. I have never had cause to fear my own mind in that way, but this movie makes that fear seem almost tangible.

    EDIT Finished it. My earlier review stands. I'd rate the writing as amazing, the directing as pretty good, and the acting as slightly above adequate, but great flick.
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    THE VAST OF NIGHT
    4/5
    This film is exceptionally well done and further proves that if you have a compelling story, solid pacing, and a great cast, you do not need to blow shit up every 5-minutes, if at all.
    This film is teeming with snappy dialogue, a great conspiracy theory, and lots of subtlety pointed socio-political commentary.
    There are a few stylistic choices I felt were a bit wonky (The b/w intercuts and the blatant CEOTTK elements at the end), but aside from those brief moments, this is a tense thriller that sucks you in from the get go and keeps you glued to the screen for the duration.

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Pontypool; Orson Welles' broadcast of War of the Worlds

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    7 BOXES
    This little "running man" thriller from Paraguay takes place in the claustrophobic market of Asuncion over the course of a day. A serpentine plot unfolds around the competitive wheelbarrow delivery scene which permeates the market, all revolving around the titular boxes.
    Just the sweaty grime and bustle of the market creates an engaging scenario, but add in some shady criminal doings, somewhat incompetent cops, and a wide-eyed protagonist, and you've got yourself a pretty entertaining yarn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    THE VAST OF NIGHT
    4/5
    This film is exceptionally well done and further proves that if you have a compelling story, solid pacing, and a great cast, you do not need to blow shit up every 5-minutes, if at all.
    This film is teeming with snappy dialogue, a great conspiracy theory, and lots of subtlety pointed socio-political commentary.
    There are a few stylistic choices I felt were a bit wonky (The b/w intercuts and the blatant CEOTTK elements at the end), but aside from those brief moments, this is a tense thriller that sucks you in from the get go and keeps you glued to the screen for the duration.

    RIYL
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Pontypool; Orson Welles' broadcast of War of the Worlds

    Excellent. Loved it. Thanks.

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    Did somebody else post that trailer ^^ here before? I know i saw it somewhere fairly recently, but not sure where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    THE VAST OF NIGHT
    4/5
    This film is exceptionally well done and further proves that if you have a compelling story, solid pacing, and a great cast, you do not need to blow shit up every 5-minutes, if at all.
    This film is teeming with snappy dialogue, a great conspiracy theory, and lots of subtlety pointed socio-political commentary.
    There are a few stylistic choices I felt were a bit wonky (The b/w intercuts and the blatant CEOTTK elements at the end), but aside from those brief moments, this is a tense thriller that sucks you in from the get go and keeps you glued to the screen for the duration.

    RIYL
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind; Pontypool; Orson Welles' broadcast of War of the Worlds

    That one would've escaped my attention. Lined up for this evening's viewing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JongDoe View Post
    Did somebody else post that trailer ^^ here before? I know i saw it somewhere fairly recently, but not sure where.

    Guilty as charged...I yammered about it back on 4/22 (page 23, post #522, to be exact) when it was announced that it was coming to Prime at the end of May.
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