I will watch more or less anything. At least once.
A very low-budget, made-for-TV film that basically deploys a plot similar to Richard Stark's Parker novel The Score. You cannot beat the Parker novels and anything influenced by them is good enough for me.
The plot is six criminals, only known by the numbers one through six, are brought to the middle of Arizona by a criminal mastermind and offered 50,000 dollars to take part in robbing a town of all its wealth. The only opposition turn out to be…
Loving Adults is a very silly Danish erotic thriller. It is consistently entertaining, filled with fairly hilarious twists, which makes the 100 minutes fly by. It isn't good, really, it looks like mid-2000s TV for long stretches, but there is fun to be had for the undiscerning audience (ie me).
American Gigolo is another of Paul Schrader's "God's lonely man" films. His quartet being Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Light Sleeper and The Walker. They are a fascinating set of films, as much for their flaws, as for their successes. They are character studies of opaque, egotistical demons, increasingly pathetic and less dangerous with age. They mirror Schrader himself, and his own career. American Gigolo is the second of quartet and the first directed by Schrader. The film is built around…
Warren Beatty's Reds has to be considered perhaps the most ambitious, frankly crazy, film released by mainstream Hollywood. It is, in 1981, a sympathetic, if critical, look at the 1917 Russian Revolution. The film focuses on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who wrote Ten Days That Shook the World. It mixes the personal and the political, spending a good deal of time looking at Reed's relationship with Louise Bryant (the amazing Diane Keaton, more…