Ed Küpfer

Put Lateef Crowder in more movies.

Favorite films

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

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  • Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job

  • Sniper: Assassin's End

    ★★★

  • Kung Fu Hustle

    ★★★

  • Yaksha: Ruthless Operations

    ★★★

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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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  • Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job

    Forklift Driver Klaus: The First Day on the Job

    German industrial about forklift safety, but also a Peter Jackson-inspired splatter comedy. It's on youtube and definitely worth ten minutes of your time.

    Someone should make a list of entertaining industrials.

  • Sniper: Assassin's End

    Sniper: Assassin's End

    ★★★

    The 45th installment of one of the most consistent DTV series out there. I've seen them all, don't remember a single thing from any of them, enjoyed every one to some degree. This one doesn't have a ton of action, but it is dumb as shit and features dialogue like "Lady Death, let me introduce myself: my name is Zero", and is perfectly suited to kill a Sunday afternoon while half paying attention.

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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.