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Joel Edgerton's debut as a feature director starts out seeming to be a typical 'creepy neighbour' thriller before twisting into something else. A terrific, chilling and low-key piece of work with fine performances. An impressive first feature that bodes well for Edgerton's career behind the camera.
Cheesy yet graphic Italian gangster thriller staring Chris 'infinitely less talented than my Dad' Mitchum as Ricco, released from jail and pressed into avenging his Mafia boss dad's murder. Ricco's old flame (Malisa Longo) is now married to the Don responsible, Vito (Arthur Kennedy), so Ricco takes up with her even hotter cousin (painfully sexy Eurocrumpet Barbara Bouchet).
Mitchum's expressionless face, silly floppy hair and bad karate moves make him a less than stellar hero. Bouchet on the other hand…
Visually spectacular, but oddly unengaging. At times brilliant, at times painfully hamfisted, with a dying Earth premise that never quite rings true. The cast are great and the concepts weighty and fascinating, but too often it feels like parts were rushed to get to the bits Nolan was interested in (a bit bizarre in a 3-hour film). The 2001 references are likewise rather too on the nose. Admirable for it's scope and ambition, but lacking Nolan's normal skill in execution.