Sunday, February 07, 2010

Big Shout Out

Continuing with another Jerzy Skolimowski film The Shout (1978) was on tap. More science fiction but also intense as Alan Bates invades the home of John Hurt and holds him & his wife captive after demonstrating his killing scream. Worth seeking out.

Finally caught up with Johnny Depp's turn as John Dillinger in Michael Mann's Public Enemies (2009), a film I tried to see last year but never could work it out. Now having seeing it can't say I missed it. It's a lot of just okay. Bale was weak but was great to see Stephen Lang and even better to see Don "The Predator" Frye! Still not a must-see.

Another overdue 2009 flick I was happy to get was Robert Siegel's Big Fan featuring the awesome Patton Oswalt. It's everything it's billed to be... definitely a dark comedy and only humorous in the painful sense as you see the darker side of fanaticism. Was on Netflix Instant Watch. Check it out if you get the chance.

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