And we have winners!
We should be absolutely sick to death of all the cash-ins, pseudo-remakes and imitators. Where are they?
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Too long, too convoluted, too sentimental, and too ridiculous. Some will say those are its good points. Will they embrace the homoeroticism too?
Noirish 1950s cynicism meets nasty 1970s Corman-esque exploitation in a thriller that is uncomfortable, unpleasant, unforgiving, and pretty darn brilliant.
Plus: Cannes shocked by We Need to Talk About Kevin and Lars von Trier; family values robot from the future Arnold Schwarzenegger turns out to be a hypocrite…
If you haven’t already seen 2009’s Moon, I beg you to do so before you see Source Code, which will put you off director Duncan Jones, which wouldn’t be fair to you, to Jones, or to Moon.
You know who Roger Corman is. He made a slew of cheapo exploitation flicks in the era before inexpensive camcorders and online DVD sales made that somewhat less impossible than it is today. He virtually invented the American independent cinema scene.
It’s weird to look back at ‘Genesis of Daleks’ now and know that the first time I saw this — it would have been back in the early 1980s — I had no idea what the hell a Dalek was.
In Machete, a former Mexican federale (Danny Trejo) hiding out in Texas takes on The Man who wants to bring down his Hispanic brothers and The System that perpetuates social injustice. This flick sprang from (among other films)…