Nick Prol

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  • Dance with the Devil

    Dance with the Devil

    ★½

    The Run-On Sentence:
    Madcap, playful and sadistic director Alex de La Iglesia is one of my absolute favorite modern directors but his third movie, Perdita Durango (or its boring US title, Dance With The Devil) has far too much of that last adjective I listed describing him and not enough of the first two, making this spinoff "sequel" to David Lynch's Wild At Heart (it's by the same author and minor characters cross over) dark and batshit like his other…

  • The Shooting

    The Shooting

    ★★★★½

    The Run-On Sentence:
    Arguably the first acid-western, The Shooting is mostly a straight western (and I wouldn't dare spoil things) until the tension is nigh on unbearable and the strangeness undeniable, with a final sequence that will make you reconsider everything you just watched, making this a turning point for westerns meaning the majority of my favorites in the genre came after (and were possible only due to) ones like this, a fantastic and (at the time) subversive little simple…

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  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

    ★★★★★

    The Run-On Sentence:
    In my opinion, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is not one of the better Western stories told on film.........it’s six of them, with each tale increasingly better than the last, The Coens have outdone themselves (or at the very least matched their past peaks) and this sextet of stories perfectly captures the often fatal, nihilistic, and cruel (but also at times funny and beautiful) elements of the Old West, with each yarn’s uniquely memorable themes, musical motifs,…

  • Cemetery Man

    Cemetery Man

    ★★★★★

    The Run-On Sentence:
    A surreal descent into madness in a macabre, comic, and truly bizarre (yet oddly beautiful and sad) meditation on love, sex, and death (but mostly death) based on a novel by Tiziano Sclano (of Dylan Dog fame) with some amazing shots, a catacomb's worth of gallows humor and a typically great and acerbic performance from Rupert Everett (which makes the film feel like "Withnail and I" meets "Dead Alive") make Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore) an experience…