Ed Küpfer

Put Lateef Crowder in more movies.

Favorite films

  • Three Outlaw Samurai
  • Rage
  • Die Hard
  • Caliber 9

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  • Escape from L.A.

    ★★

  • Tenet

    ★★★½

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★½

  • Carter

    ★★★★★

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  • Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf

    Samurai Avenger: The Blind Wolf

    ★★

    This movie is set up as a "lost" 70s exploitation picture, complete with fake film grain and missing frames and variable film stock. I've always hated that—why not just make your 70s exploitation picture without the metatextual frills? Director Kurando Mitsutake would in fact go on to do that in his next two features (Gun Woman and Karate Kill), both of which weren't just homages to Japanese exploitation movies, they were the real thing, and were much more fun than…

  • War: Dain

    War: Dain

    ★★★½

    Mongolian thriller about three childhood friends who come together as adults to deal with a problem, really can't describe the plot in more detail without tipping some things. This is a very low budget production but it is very high ambition in story and narrative structure—not everything worked, but most did, and it was impossible for me to get ahead of the plot at any point in the story, it's really well conceived. This is exactly the kind of movie I keep hoping to find when rummaging through the dusty corners of streaming services. I found this on tubi, and you should too.

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  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★

    I haven't seen this since it was in the theaters a quarter century ago, and the only thing I remembered was the surfing scene, which wasn't nearly as hilariously awful as I remembered. Reading other reviews, it seems like this has undergone a critical reevaluation to its benefit, but count me out on that. Broad strokes satire is not my thing at all, and hollywood in-jokes even less so. At least it was nice to see Al Leong again.

  • Tenet

    Tenet

    ★★★½

    Much more enjoyable on rewatch, knowing that not only would I not understand it, but there may not be anything to understand. Approaching this movie as just an action movie where the backwards time shit is just a gimmick is the best way to watch it.

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  • Escape Plan: The Extractors

    Escape Plan: The Extractors

    ★½

    Escape Plan 2 is letterboxd's worst rated movie in Sylvester Stallone's filmography—worse than Burn Hollywood Burn, worse than Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, worse even than Backtrace, a recent DTV thriller I never heard of till now. The second movie was so bad that just the idea that they made another one of these movies was ludicrous. But the reviews were unanimous: The Extractors was better than the last one. So I watched EP3, which was indeed better than the last one, which is maybe the lowest bar to clear in any creative endevour. That's pretty much my review summary: I watched it.

  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

    ★★★★

    The only movie that has the balls to begin with the hero decapitating a toddler.