Magic Hour: The Movie
Loved this, not sure how I'd never seen it as a kid in the 80s - seems like it should have been a staple of the VHS rental shelves yet I don't recall it being there. Aliens, the seedy LA underbelly, random hilariously unintentional one-liners, cartoonish punk gangs, not-so-subtle societal commentary - Repo Man has everything whether it should or not. Throw in a flawless collection of music and OST and we've got a rewarding cult classic on our hands.
Slow West is like if Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, and Jim Jarmusch bore a love child in New Zealand, then raised it in old west Colorado, with the life expectancy of a kiddie film's runtime. (And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.)
Discussed in full on episode #139 of the Cinereelists podcast.
In theaters October 31, 2014.
Wow, what a deliciously creepy film first-time director Dan Gillroy has here. Gyllenhaal plays his hand perfectly as a cold obsessive who finds career opportunity in capturing crime footage as fast and as grizzly as possible in order to sell it at the highest price to the local news, a pursuit that eventually leads him to bend the rules of the game - along with everyone around him. A+, would watch again.
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